A WOMAN whose body was found in National Trust woodland has been named by police today.

The force discovered Carole Wright, 62, from London, in Watlington Hill park at around 5.53pm on Friday last week.

A post-mortem was conducted on Monday but the cause of death has not yet been established.

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Further specialist forensic tests are now being carried out.

Her next of kin are being supported by specially trained officers.

A 23-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Detective Inspector Mike Roddy, of the Major Crime Unit, commented: "Our condolences, thoughts and support is with the family of Carole Wright at this unimaginably traumatic time.

Oxford Mail:

"The force’s thorough investigation continues and searches in Watlington Hill National Trust park are ongoing.

"I would like to thank the local community for their support and cooperation while our officers and staff have been in the area carrying out vital police work to establish the circumstances of what happened to Carole.

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"I reiterate our appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in and around the area of Watlington Hill National Trust park last week to contact the force as soon as possible. You can report your information online or call 101, quoting reference 1300 (23/10)."