Search for man after body found at Birmingham house

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Police outside property
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Officers found the woman's body just after 06:00 BST

A murder investigation has started after a women was found dead at a home in Birmingham.

West Midlands Police said a man was seen leaving the building in Unett Street, Hockley, shortly before emergency services were called on Saturday morning.

The 19-year-old woman was found with fatal injuries shortly after 06:00 BST.

The man police are looking for is believed to be known to the woman, the force said.

A cordon remains at the property where forensic investigations are under way.

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Forensic investigations were being carried out at the home throughout Saturday

Det Insp Jim Mahon said: "This is a tragic death of a young woman with her whole life ahead of her.

"We are speaking to other residents at the multi-occupancy address and exploring CCTV to understand what has happened."

The force appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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