Leicestershire care home murder investigation gets underway

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A care home in Leicester has been placed at the centre of a murder investigation following the sudden death of a resident on Sunday.

Leicestershire Police was called at 10:25am on Sunday following the discovery of the body of an elderly resident of Thurn Court, whose identity and age have not been revealed.

A 56-year-old woman was taken in for questioning in connection with a death in Thurncourt Road, Leicester, and was later arrested. The Police said the woman has been released while its enquiries continue.

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A post-mortem examination carried out proved inconclusive and further tests will be carried out to determine the circumstances surrounding her death.

While the investigation is reported to be centred on the care home, the Police have not confirmed that the body was found in the facility.

In a statement given to the BBC, the care home said: “Leicestershire County Care and Thurn Court are fully co-operating with the police and other authorities while the investigation continues.”

Care Home Professional has attempted to contact the home for comment but calls to the property went unanswered.
The investigation continues.

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