FURTHER specialist forensic tests will be carried out on the body of a woman in her 60s who was found dead in National Trust woodland.

A post-mortem conducted yesterday did not establish the cause of death.

Thames Valley Police is continuing its murder investigation following the incident in Watlington Hill area at around 5.53pm on Friday.

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Formal identification of the victim is still to be carried out but her next of kin have been informed and they continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

A 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

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Scene watches remain in place around the park area.

Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown, head of the major crime unit, commented: "Our thoughts remain with the family at this very difficult time.

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"Detectives are carrying out a thorough investigation and our enquiries are continuing. 

"We would like to again thank the public for their co-operation, and I would continue to ask if anyone has information that they feel may be able to assist us in our investigation please call 101 quoting reference 1300 of 23/10/20."

Members of the public who wish to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.