Manhunt launched after elderly woman found dead in park as police share CCTV
Police have launched an urgent manhood after an elderly woman was found dead in a park.
Officers were called at around 4pm today (February 18) following reports of a serious assault in Ludwell Valley Park, Wonford, Exeter.
Emergency services were called, but the victim, who is believed to be in her 70s, was declared dead at the scene.
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Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
Devon and Cornwall Police have now issued CCTV images of a man they’re hoping to track down.
The man in question was seen outside the Wondford Sports Centre in the city at approximately 3.17pm.
Superintendent Tom Holmes said: "Cordons are in place including at Wonford Sports Centre and police units remain in the area.
"At this time the suspect remains at large and a major response is underway.
"Tonight we have taken the steps of releasing an image of a man we need to identify in connection to the murder investigation.
"This image was captured at 15:17 outside Wonford Sports Centre in Exeter and it is vital that we identify this man and locate him.
"We believe that this man could be armed and dangerous, so we are telling the public not to approach him in any circumstances and immediately call 999 if you have seen this man."
The force is also looking to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity on Saturday afternoon.
Anyone who knows the identity of the man in the image, his current whereabouts or saw him on Saturday should call 999 immediately quoting log number 600 18 February.
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