At 11.27am on Thursday 29th September 2016 police officers were called to an address in Stoney Grove, Chesham where they discovered the body of a woman in her sixties.
A post mortem is due to take place on Friday 30th September 2016. Thames Valley Police is investigating the death as unexplained however a 41 year old man from Chesham was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Senior Investigating officer, Det Ch Insp Mark Glover said: ‘I would like to reassure the local community that this is an isolated incident and that we are conducting a meticulous investigation to establish the cause of death.
Our thoughts are with the family of the woman at this extremely difficult time.
Local residents might see an increased police presence in the area while we conduct our enquiries and there will also be a scenewatch at the address while the investigation there continues.‘
Updated at 11:45pm on Friday 30th September 2016
The woman has been formally identified as Linda Harding, aged 68, of Chesham.
A post mortem took place on Friday 30th September 2016 however it was inconclusive. Further reports have been requested however these may take several months to complete.
The 41 year old man from Chesham who was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released on police bail until Wednesday 1st March 2017.