A teenager arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender following the death of woman in a Leicestershire village has been released.
The victim, 72-year-old Jane Hings, was found dead at her home in Fleckney on Sunday morning (24 September).
Miss Hings was found in her bungalow in Elizabeth Road shortly after 8am.
A post-mortem examination has so far failed to identify her cause of death and the results of further medical and forensic tests are awaited.
A 25-year-old man arrested in connection with her death on Tuesday (26 September) remains in custody on suspicion of murder. Yesterday (Wednesday 27 September) magistrates granted detectives further time to question the suspect.
Detectives investigating the incident arrested a 15-year-old boy yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender. He has since been released from custody no further action to be taken.
As proceedings are now active in this case, it would not be appropriate to make further comment, other than to thank the public for their help to date and to urge anyone who may have information about the murder and who has yet to come forward to do so.
Anyone with any information that may assist the police is asked to ring 101 quoting incident 233 of 24 September.
Anyone with information who would rather not speak directly to the police can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Source:: Leicestershire Police News