Coventry & Warwickshire

Woman found in car in Nuneaton was murdered

A murder investigation has been launched into the death of a woman in her 30s in Warwickshire.

The woman's body was found in a car parked in Montana Walk, Nuneaton, on the morning of 2 January.

A post-mortem examination conducted on Tuesday has shown that the woman died as a result of injuries to her neck.

Police have been given more time to question a 31-year-old man who was arrested at about 12:30 GMT on the same day her body was found.

A police spokesman said officers applied to magistrates on Tuesday night for the extension of detention, which extends the time he can be held until later on Wednesday.

The spokesman added the identity of the woman cannot be released by police until formal identification procedures have been completed.

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