Police are quizzing an 82-year-old man over the ‘suspicious’ death of a woman of the same age in a detached house in a leafy West Midlands cul-de-sac.
The woman was discovered in a five-bedroom house, estimated to be worth at least £500,000 in Pedmore, Stourbridge on January 23, and officers are treating her death as suspicious following initial investigations.
West Midlands Police arrived at the Trehernes Drive property last night, and held a crime scene after treating the woman’s death as suspicious.
Two police vehicles were stationed outside the home, which is flanked by pillared properties worth at least half a million pounds, and as much as £600,000.
Now an 82-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of murder, a West Midlands Police spokesperson told MailOnline.
They said: ‘We’re investigating the death of an 82-year-old woman who was found at a house in Trehernes Drive in Stourbridge on Thursday 23 January.
‘The death is being treated as suspicious and her family are being supported by specialist officers.
‘An 82-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of murder by police in connection with the death, while the exact circumstances are established.
‘Enquiries continue and anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.
‘Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log 1617 of 23 January.’
A friend of the family said the person who died was the mother of the owners of the ‘Bhandal’s Dental empire’.
Today a neighbour said: ‘I heard somebody had died last week, then last night the police turned up and have been there over night.
‘I don’t know what’s happening, it’s concerning because nothing bad ever happens around here.’