1. ITV Report

Murder investigation launched after Taunton death

A 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Photo: ITV News West Country

The death of a 34-year-old woman in Taunton is now being treated as murder.

The victim, who was found in Lyngford Park on Sunday, has been identified as local woman Heather Jordan.

A post-mortem examination confirmed she had been the victim of an assault.

The incident is now being investigated by the force’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT).

A 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he remains in custody.

I appreciate all the support my team have already received from local people as we try to establish what has happened, but we still need more information and I would urge people to contact us if they can help.

Specially trained officers are supporting the victim’s family and my thoughts are with them at this awful time.

– Senior Investigating Officer Det Insp Mike Buck