A murder inquiry has been launched after the body of an elderly woman was discovered at a bungalow in Leicestershire.
On Sunday 24 September the body of a woman believed to be in her 70s, was found in Elizabeth Road in Fleckney, near Market Harborough.
A post mortem examination carried out on the woman’s body proved inconclusive and a forensic search of the property is underway.
Further medical test results are expected but the circumstances of the scene have led police to treat her death, at this stage, as a murder inquiry.
Police say they are still in the process of trying to contact the woman’s next of kin and until then are unable to name her publicly.
Detective Chief Inspector David Swift-Rollinson, who is leading the investigating, said the woman is believed to have died at some point during Saturday evening or in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Statement from Leicestershire Police: