Local News


Nov 2016

Unexplained death in Naphill

Thames Valley Police officers are continuing an investigation in to the unexplained death of a woman in Naphill near High Wycombe.

At around 5.45pm on Friday (11/11) the body of a woman was found in woodland off Hunts Hill Lane, when firefighters attended a report of a fire.

Following an appeal issued on Monday, a member of the public came forward with information which led detectives to be able to identify the deceased woman.

The deceased woman was aged 64 and lived in High Wycombe. Her next of kin has been informed.

Det Insp Mark Baxter, from Buckinghamshire Force CID, said: “Our investigation examining how the woman died is ongoing and the circumstances of her death remain unexplained at this time.

“I would like to thank members of the public who came forward with information following our appeal as this led to us being able to notify her family of the tragic news.

“I would also like to thank members of the community in Naphilll as I am aware this area is popular with dog walkers and the scenewatch meant some people were unable to go there while we were carrying out our investigation.

“I appreciate incidents of this nature can be concerning for local residents so anyone who wishes to raise any issues can call our 24-hour non-emergency number 101 to speak to the neighbourhood team.”

A scenewatch, which was in place in the area, was lifted on Tuesday (15/11).