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Keeley Bunker death: Tamworth park murder probe arrest

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Image caption Although formal identification is yet to take place, the body is thought to be that of Keeley Bunker

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman whose body was pulled from water in a park.

Keeley Bunker, 20, was found in woodland near to the Roman Way area of Tamworth, Staffordshire, at about 21:00 BST on Thursday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said her death was "unexplained" and the area has been cordoned off while investigations continue.

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Image caption The woman's body was found in woodland near to Roman Way in Tamworth
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Image caption Messages have been left by family and friends at the scene

"Whilst formal identification is yet to take place we now believe the woman to be Keeley Bunker, aged 20, of Tamworth," a Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said.

"Her death is unexplained at this time and a Home Office post mortem is due to take place tomorrow."

An ambulance service spokesman said it was called by police "to reports of a patient in water".

"Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead at the scene," he added.

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Image caption Floral tributes have also been laid

Forensic officers in white overalls have been seen in an area of Wigginton Park, just off Edgar Close.

The entrance to the park has also been cordoned off while forensic officers continue to work in three areas, the force said.

Floral tributes have been left at the scene.

Police said they have increased their presence in the area as inquiries continue.

A force spokeswoman said: "We would politely request that people refrain from speculating as to the circumstances of the woman's death as we continue to investigate."

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