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.
Anti-fracking campaigners have pitched their tents outside West Sussex County Council after a roadside camp was repossessed. People have been protesting outside County Hall in Chichester today.
Earlier this week, the High Court granted the council a possession order for grass verges in Balcombe, where protestors had been camping. Campaigners say they will stay outside the council headquarters until tomorrow. Campaigner Kenny Lloyd spoke to Meridian.
Anti-fracking protesters have pitched up outside the offices of a council which took legal action to evict activists from beside a former exploratory drilling site. Around 25 people with nine tents have gathered for a peaceful protest outside County Hall in Chichester, West Sussex.
This week the High Court granted West Sussex County Council a possession order for verges at Balcombe amid concerns protesters were causing a hazard by camping by the busy road. Balcombe was at the centre of anti-fracking protests during the summer as energy firm Cuadrilla conducted test drilling.
Police are looking for witnesses to a homophobic assault which took place in Southgate, Chichester, in the early hours of Saturday 2nd November. It happened outside the Stavros Takeaway, opposite The Globe pub, at about 12.30am.
A 16-year-old boy was approached by an 18-year-old man who made homophobic remarks towards him, challenged him to fight and then punched him in the face.
Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, quoting 0069 of 02/11, or to e-mail: email@example.com. Alternatively they can make a free, anonymous call to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Anyone with information should phone Sussex Police on 101, quoting 1509 of 1/11, or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.