Exeter ‘unexplained’ death: Man, 51, arrested on suspicion of murder is released on bail

Police investigating an ‘unexplained’ death in Exeter say a 51-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail. 

Detectives said today the results of a post-mortem of a woman whose body was found in a house in Bernadette Close, Whipton, on Monday (June 8) were ‘inconclusive’.

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door and CCTV enquiries in the area as the investigation continues.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said this afternoon (Thursday, June 11): “Police are continuing to investigate the unexplained death of a woman in Exeter on Monday 8 June.

“Officers were called to an address in Bernadette Close, Whipton, by the ambulance service at around 6pm.

“A woman, aged in her 40s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“Police have been carrying out door-to-door and CCTV enquiries as part of their investigation.

“Results of a post-mortem have proven inconclusive and the death continues to be treated as unexplained.

“A 51-year-old local man, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released on police bail until 6 July while enquiries continue.”

Detective Chief Inspector Lee Nattrass added: “Police enquiries are continuing and we are not currently looking for anyone else in relation to this matter.”

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