Police confirm suspected murder victim’s body was discovered in Leicester care home

Leicestershire Police has now confirmed that the body of a suspected murder victim was found in a Leicestershire care home over the weekend.

The force, which previously denied to confirm where the body was found, was first called out to the scene at 10:25BST on Sunday.

The identity of the resident has not yet been publically released.

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A 56-year-old woman was initially 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.

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

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 and has previously reported on the ongoing case.

The investigation continues.

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