Murder investigation launched after pensioner found dead in house

Police have launched an investigation after a 74-year-old woman was found dead within her home in Fishcross on Sunday morning.

Murder investigation launched after woman found dead in house on Mothers Day in Fishcross © Google Maps 2023

A murder investigation has been launched after a pensioner was found dead in a house in Clackmannanshire.

Police were called to the Engine Green area of Fishcross at around 7.35am on Sunday after receiving reports that a 74-year-old woman had died.

Following a post-mortem examination, the death is now being treated as murder.

Officers confirmed they are following a positive line of enquiry.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 7.35am on Sunday, March 19, 2023, police received a report that a 74-year-old woman had died in a house in The Engine Green area of Fishcross.

“Following a post-mortem examination, officers are now treating the death as murder and an investigation is under way.

“Members of the local community will notice enhanced police activity in the area as officers conduct enquiries.

“Police are following a positive line of inquiry.”