Earls Barton murder victim found in car with serious head injuries

Police investigating the murder of a woman in Earls Barton have confirmed they found her in a car with serious head injuries.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 12:38 pm
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 1:23 pm
A woman was found in a car in Earls Barton with serious head injuries. Picture: SWNS

Northamptonshire Police said: "Officers were called to a private residential car park shortly after 8pm last night (Sunday, December 15), after a woman was found dead in her car with serious head injuries."

A murder investigation was launched following the death of the woman in Elderton Way, Earls Barton.

The woman has been named by her family as Marion Price, 63, who was also known by her maiden name Little.

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The woman, who has been named by her family as Marion Price, was found in Elderton Way. Picture: SWNS

Police have arrested a 69-year-old man from Northampton, who was known to the victim, on suspicion of murder.

He remains in police custody.

Residents of the new-build housing estate have been expressing their shock at the murder.

One resident said: "When I got home I walked past a car with a smashed window with police all over it.

Police have arrested a 69-year-old man on suspicion of murder. Picture: SWNS

"It's shocking because this is such a lovely area.

"Obviously you have problems everywhere but this is a nice development where lots of families and retired people live."

Another resident said: "I was watching TV when there were lots of flashing blue lights and the street was crawling with cops.

"You never see any police up here so I went outside to see what the fuss was about.

Police are investigating at the scene. Picture: SWNS

"When I found out a woman had been murdered I was really shocked."

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or may have any information, no matter how insignificant they think it may be, to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting incident number #504 of December 15.

Anyone with information can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.