A woman's body was found in a street in Cannock at around 4:10am earlier this morning.
The woman, who has not yet been formally identified, was found dead in the Hazelslade area of the town.
Police are treating the death as 'unexplained'.
– Police spokesman
Detectives are examining the circumstances around the death, which is being treated as unexplained at this stage.
A post-mortem examination will take place over the coming days to establish the cause of death.