Murder investigation in Derby continues

Posted on 7th April 2014

An investigation into the murder of a woman in the Normanton area of Derby is continuing.

The body of a woman believed to be in her 30s was discovered by a member of the public shortly after 11am on Sunday, April 6 on a service road at the back of houses on Hartington Street.

Detectives from the East Midlands Major Crime Unit are leading the murder investigation.

Police officers and forensic experts continue to examine the scene and house to house enquiries are being conducted.

An incident room has been set up at St Mary’s Wharf Police Station and a post mortem examination will take place today to establish the cause of death.

The woman has not yet been formally identified.

The victim is white, around 5ft 4ins tall, of slim build with shoulder-length dark hair.

She was wearing distinctive camouflage patterned leggings and a black fleece top.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who saw a woman fitting that description in the Hartington Street area during the hours of darkness on Saturday, April 5 through to 11am on Sunday, April 6.

Did you see or hear anything suspicious or unusual? If so, contact Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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