A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in a car fire in Dartford.
Kent Police is treating the death of a woman, named locally as Donna Eastwood, as an isolated, targeted attack.
They believe the offender and the victim knew each other and say there is no information to suggest the public are in danger.
Emergency services were called to Rowhill Road in the Dartford area early on Saturday morning after the woman's body was found in a burning car.
The arrest comes after officers and a police helicopter have been conducting searches of the local area.
Flowers have been laid in tribute to a woman whose body was found in a burning vehicle in Kent.
Police began a murder inquiry after emergency services were called to Rowhill Road in the Dartford area early on Saturday morning.
The victim has been named locally as Donna Eastwood, a mother of four, whose former partner is understood to have been Kevin McKinley, who was shot dead last year.
Michaela Sargeant, 25, was convicted of the manslaughter of the 32-year-old outside her home in Overy Street, Dartford. She was sentenced to eight years in prison.
The burnt out car has now been removed from the scene, leaving scorch marks on the ground.
The police helicopter has been helping officers search the Wilmington area.
Kent Police has launched a murder investigation after a body was found at the scene of a vehicle fire in Rowhill Road, Dartford at 5.30am this morning.
Officers, with the assistance of the police helicopter, have been conducting searches of the local area as part of their investigations.
No arrests have been made at this stage but enquiries are on-going.
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A tenth male has been arrested over the murder of a man who died in a street stabbing. Hassan Mohammed, 24, from Camberwell, south east London, was found dead in York Road, Southend, Essex, at about 7pm on Monday. He had suffered two stab wounds.
A 17-year-old from Southend was arrested by officers last night at an address in Burdett Avenue, Westcliff. He is being questioned at Southend police station. Three other males, one aged 17 and two aged 18, and from north London, who were arrested on Wednesday remain in custody.
Six males aged between 17 and 19 who were arrested on Monday have now been released with no further action in relation to the murder, police added. Witnesses should contact detectives at Southend on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Three men who murdered an Italian waiter in Maidstone last year have been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Alexandras Zuravliovas, Salulius Tamoliunas and Linas Zidonas were yesterday found guilty of murder and grievous bodily harm after they drunkenly attacked 20-year old Joelle Leotta at a flat on Lower Stone Street.
Zuravliovas will serve a minimum term of 21 years; the others will be in prison for at least 20 years. The judge said the attack "outrages and horrifies the collective conscience of our community"
A man from Folkestone has been sentenced to life in prison for beating a father of two to death in a jealous rage. The court heard that Brian Sharp had become obsessively jealous of his victim's friendship with his girlfriend.
The judge said Sharp had shown 'not one flicker of remorse' after his 'cold hearted and callous attack.' on Tim Clayton, who was sleeping rough at the time.
Sarah Saunders spoke to Mr Clayton's mother and father, Anna and John; his daughter Jess and Det Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham from Kent Police.
A man from Folkestone has been sentenced to life in prison for beating a homeless man to death in a jealous rage.
Brian Sharp, who's 55, faces at least 18 years in jail before being considered for parole. The court heard Sharp was jealous of Tim Clayton's friendship with his girlfriend. And carried out a sustained assault on his victim in Folkestone last November.
We spoke to Tim's father, John Clayton.