A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman who was found with “significant injuries”.
The victim, aged in her 40s, was found in Crookham Hill, Crookham Common, Thatcham, in Berkshire, just before midnight on Thursday.
Police said the 35-year-old suspect remains in custody.
“Her next of kin has been informed and will be given support by specialist officers,” a Thames Valley Police spokesman said.
“A man, aged 35, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody at this time.
“There is currently a large police presence in the area which is likely to remain for some time while the investigation continues and officers will be carrying out enquiries in the area.”
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Shearwood said: “I would firstly like to say our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who has tragically died.
“I understand this may be concerning to the public and there will be a number of officers in the area while a thorough investigation is carried out.”
He added: “There is no wider threat to the public.”