Woman murdered in Bicester

A man is still being questioned over the murder of a 31-year-old woman. American-born Janee Parsons was found by police who were called to her detached home in Lucerne Avenue in Bicester, Oxfordshire, on Saturday after reports of a row.

Man quizzed in Bicester murder

A man is being questioned over the murder of a 31-year-old woman.

American born Janee Parsons was found by police who were called to her detached home in Lucerne Avenue in Bicester, Oxfordshire, on Saturday after reports of a row.

Despite attempts by officers and ambulance staff to resuscitate her, she was declared dead at hospital.

A 38-year-old man, believed to be her husband, remains in police custody after he was arrested on suspicion of murder.

A post-mortem examination found that mother-of-two Mrs Parsons died from multiple incised wounds, Thames Valley Police said.

The victim's family has been informed of the death and, although formal identification of the woman's body is yet to take place, we believe her to be Janee Parsons, aged 31.

"We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident but are keen to speak with anyone in Lucerne Avenue who may have important information to help us establish the circumstances of this tragic incident."

– Det Ch Insp Joe Kidman

I would like to offer the reassurance to residents that I can say at this stage that this is not believed to be a random attack and we believe that the victim and the offender knew each other.

"However, if you have any concerns please don't hesitate to get in touch."

– Area Comdr Supt Andy Boyd