The death of Poppy Devey Waterhouse is under investigation after police and paramedics were called to a reported stabbing at a flat in Richmond Hill at around 9am on December 14.
An inquest in Wakefield was told a male occupant of the flat was arrested following the death of London-born Miss Devey Waterhouse, who was 24 and worked as an analyst.
Area Coroner Jonathan Leach said a post-mortem gave a preliminary cause of death as head and neck trauma.
The inquest was adjourned as investigations continue.
Joe Atkinson, 25, is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court tomorrow (January 17).