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High Wycombe woman could have been strangled, police say

A woman who died after being found injured in a property in Buckinghamshire could have been strangled, police have said.

The 39-year-old victim was found with serious injuries in Holtspur Avenue, High Wycombe, on Tuesday morning.

A murder inquiry was opened after the woman died in hospital, said Thames Valley Police.

The police spokeswoman said: "There were marks on her body that suggested strangulation."

A 46-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder remains in custody.

The results of a post-mortem examination are expected later.

Reassurance patrols

Det Ch Insp Vince Grey, who is leading the inquiry, said police were not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

The investigation was still "at a very early stage" but it was thought to be an isolated event, he said.

Supt Gilbert Houalla, the area commander, said reassurance patrols were being carried out in the area while officers tried to find out how the woman was injured.

"I would like to extend our condolences to this woman's family and friends at this difficult time," he said.

"This type of crime is very rare in the area and I would like to reassure residents that officers from our major crime department are leading the inquiry, supported by a dedicated team of officers."

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