A woman who was found dead in West Sussex died from "significant head and facial injuries" according to a post mortem examination. Valerie Graves, who was 55, had been house sitting in the property on Smugglers Lane in Bosham when she was killed.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward.
Police have launched a murder inquiry after woman's body was found in a Bosham home yesterday with a head injury.
ITV News Meridian speaks to Detective Superintendent Nick May from Surrey Police about the suspicious circumstances of the death.
Police say they believe the dead 55 year old woman who was found dead in a Sussex home yesterday is Valerie Graves from Bracklesham Bay.
She along with 3 members of her family was house sitting the property in Smugglers Lane, Bosham.
Formal identificaton and post mortem will take place tomorrow.The owners of the house have been informed as they are abroad.
A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead in a house in West Sussex. The 55-year-old was discovered with a serious head injury on Smuggler's Lane in the Bosham area of Chichester yesterday morning.
A post mortem examination hasn't been carried out yet, but police are treating her death as suspicious.
A woman has been taken to hospital after a kitchen fire which spread to a thatched roof at Smuggler's Lane in Bosham. West Sussex fire & Rescue Service were called at 4.42am. No-one was trappe din the property.