Detectives have launched a murder investigation in Plymouth following the death of a woman on Saturday 29 July.
Officers were called to a property on Ilbert Street at around 4.15pm following reports of concern for the welfare of a woman.
Units forced entry to the address and emergency first aid was carried out but a woman in her 50s was confirmed deceased at the scene.
Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by officers.
A man in his 20s from Plymouth has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken into police custody.
Force Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Jon Bancroft said: “Following concerns reported to us about the welfare of a woman, officers gained entry to a property where she was sadly confirmed deceased.
“The deceased and the suspect are believed to be known to each other and I would like to reassure the public that there is no wider risk associated with this incident and we are not seeking anyone else.
“There is a scene guard in place outside the address and officers will remain there over the coming days whilst initial enquiries as part of our investigation are carried out.”
(Source: Devon and Cornwall Police)