Police in Banbury are investigating after a woman's body was found on a canal towpath.
A member of the public made the discovery in the town centre at around 5.35am on Saturday.
The woman, in her thirties- was found on the towpath near the bridge which goes across the canal on Concorde Avenue, adjacent to the bus station and Debenhams store.
Investigating officer Detective Inspector Larry Johnson based at Banbury police station, said: “Currently officers are working to establish the circumstances which led to this woman’s death.
“We are therefore appealing for any witnesses in the area prior to 5.35am yesterday morning.
“We would especially like to know if anyone was seen on the bridge above the towpath.
“We are thoroughly investigating the circumstances of this woman’s death to establish exactly what happened to her.