Body found in Black Country flat. Murder investigation launched.

West Midlands Police has launched an investigation after the body of a woman was found this morning (31 Dec) inside a Black Country flat.

Officers forced entry to a maisonette in Wyndmill Crescent – on the Charlemont Farm estate in West Bromwich – at around 2am where the discovery was made.

A forensic post mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Wednesday to determine the precise cause of death.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines, said: “The lady’s death is being treated as unexplained but it’s hoped the post mortem will soon be able to shed some light on what happened.

“It is not yet clear how long the body was there before being discovered and we are yet to make a formal identification of the woman.

“Officers forced entry to the address in the early hours of this morning as part of a missing person enquiry.”

WMP detectives are treating the woman's death as unexplained

Detectives are treating the woman’s death as unexplained

The property has been sealed off to allow for forensics experts to examine the scene and officers have carried out house-to-house enquiries in the location.

As is standard procedure in such missing people enquiries, West Midlands Police has referred the incident to the IoPC.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det Insp Hines at West Midlands Police on 101 quoting log number 2008 from 26/12.

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