New Forest death: Murder probe after woman found in field
A murder inquiry has been launched after a woman was found dead in a field in the New Forest.
Officers were called to Lyndhurst Road near Beaulieu, Hampshire at about 16:40 BST on Tuesday.
Police said they believed the victim had been tending to a horse but were working to establish what happened and were treating the death as suspicious.
Det Supt Paul Barton appealed to anyone who was in the area between 14:00 and 17:00 to contact Hampshire Police.
"We will be increasing our patrols in the area but I want to remind the community that crimes of this nature are extremely rare," he said.
A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out.