Police were notified at around 11.30am this morning, Wednesday 12 August, following a report that a body had been discovered by a dog walker on Paradise Copse in Broadclyst in Exeter.
A large cordon has been put in place while officers carry out their initial enquiries.
Senior Investigating Officer Superintendent Roy Linden said: “At this time this is being treated as a potential homicide. However, we are in the early stages of this investigation and are working to establish the circumstances of the incident.
“We hope to be in a position to issue further details surrounding this incident shortly and ask for the patience of the local residents while we conduct our enquiries. The residents of Broadclyst can expect to see an increased police presence in the area for the next few days.
“In the meantime we are asking that anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 999 quoting log 420 of 12/08/20.”
Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News