Police are hunting whoever is responsible for the “suspicious” death of a woman in her tenement flat in Glasgow.
The 67-year-old’s body was discovered in the property on West Princes Street in the Woodlands area of the city at around 4pm on Tuesday.
A post-mortem is yet to be carried out to determine the exact cause of the woman’s death but police are working to formally identify her.
Detectives said they are following-up several lines of enquiry and have appealed to the public to get in touch if they have any information that could aid the investigation.
Police said the local community will be “extremely shocked” by the suspected killing and have deployed more uniformed officers to the area to reassure the public.
Detective superintendent Suzie Chow, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team and senior investigating officer, said: “Whilst we are at the early stages of the investigation into this suspicious death, we are following up a number of lines of enquiry and I would ask anyone who has any information that could assist with our investigation to please get in touch.
“It is imperative that we trace whoever is responsible for this woman’s death as soon as possible.
“The area of West Princes Street is very residential and we are sure that there will be people who may have witnessed something untoward in the lead up to the discovery of the woman’s body yesterday.
“If you have any information, no matter how insignificant it might seem to you, please contact us as soon as possible.”
Detectives have set up an online portal to encourage members of the public to submit information directly to the incident team based at the Scottish Crime Campus.
Superintendent Ross Allan, of Greater Glasgow Police Division, said: “This is a very distressing incident and we understand that the local community will be extremely shocked and concerned about this, but I would like to take this opportunity to reassure them that we have a team of officers working alongside our detective colleagues to trace whoever is responsible for this crime.
“Additional officers will be in and around the local community of Woodlands and I would encourage anyone with any concerns or any information to approach these officers.”
Anyone with any information can contact police via 101 quoting reference number 2559 of Tuesday, June 1, or access the Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) here.