Police are treating the death of a woman in Solihull as suspicious.
The woman's body was found at a house in the Olton area around 1pm on Monday afternoon.
West Midlands Police has sealed off the property on Richmond Road and say the victim's death is suspicious. No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
A member of staff at the nearby Happy Heart Cafe said customers had been discussing the incident for ‘a couple of hours’.
He said: "My customers said there have been armed police, paramedics and ambulances. There isn’t a police tent but the house is sealed off with tape."
West Midlands Police added: "Police are investigating after the body of a woman in her 40s was found at an address in Richmond Road, Olton at around 1pm today.
"The death is being treated as suspicious. No arrests have been made at this stage. Police enquiries are on-going to establish the cause of the woman’s death."