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Police launch murder inquiry after elderly woman found dead at home

A murder investigation has been launched after an elderly woman was found dead at her home. Credit: BPM Media

Police have launched a murder inquiry after an 74-year-old woman was found dead at her home in Walsall.

The woman was discovered collapsed in Doveridge Place, Highgate at around 6.15pm on Wednesday 28 February. She died at the scene.

Officers say early indications are that she has suffered knife injuries. A post mortem examination is due to take place to establish her cause of death.

The home has been sealed off, while forensics experts investigate.

The woman was found collapsed at a house on Doveridge Place around 6.15pm on Wednesday. Credit: BPM Media

Officers have sealed off the location to preserve evidence and to allow forensics experts to examine the scene.

House-to-house inquiries were conducted last night and specially trained family liaison officers are supporting the lady's loved ones.

– Statement, West Midlands Police