Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Portsmouth woman found in freezer died of natural causes

Wilmcote House
Image caption The woman's body was found at Wilmcote House

A woman found dead in a freezer at her Hampshire home died of natural causes, a post-mortem examination has revealed.

Police found the woman, named locally as Louise Brough, after forcing their way into a flat in Wilmcote House, Tyseley Road, Portsmouth, on 13 August.

Officers searched the property after Portsmouth City Council raised concerns for the welfare of an "older" woman.

A 53-year-old man, believed to be the woman's son, was held on suspicion of murder and fraud and remains on bail.

He was initially arrested on 13 August but re-arrested on suspicion of obtaining money by deception during questioning two days later before being bailed.

It is not known how long the woman had been in the freezer.

She has not yet been formally identified.

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