At approximately 10.40pm on Wednesday 8th May 2019, emergency services were called to reports of an unresponsive woman at an address on High Street in Nelson.
On arrival, the body of a woman was discovered and she was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.
She can now be named as 67 year old Janet Hoskins and her family are being supported by specialist officers.
A 70 year old local man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and he has now been released under investigation while our enquiries continue.
If anyone has information that could help our investigation surrounding the circumstances of this incident, please call 101 quoting log 518 8/5/19.
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