Woman found in freezer died of natural causes

A policeman stands guard outside the flat in ''Wilmcote House after the woman's body was found
A policeman stands guard outside the flat in ''Wilmcote House after the woman's body was found
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A PENSIONER who was found dead in a freezer at a block of flats in Portsmouth died of natural causes, a post mortem examination has revealed.

The woman’s body was discovered in a freezer at Wilmcote House in Tyseley Road, Somers Town, on Tuesday, August 13, after calls were made concerning her welfare.

Police broke into the flat after they were contacted by Portsmouth City Council officials who are believed to have been worried about her as there had been no contact for some time.

The post mortem examination on the woman, thought to be in her 90s,was carried out yesterday by a Home Office pathologist at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester.

A 53-year-old man from Southsea was arrested at the time of the incident on suspicion of murder, and that charge still remains because police are still investigating how she died.

The man was arrested again two days later on suspicion of obtaining money through deception.

He remains on police bail pending further enquiries.

The woman hasn’t been identified at this time as it’s believed police are awaiting the results of DNA tests.