The Major Crime Investigations Team at South Wales Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a woman’s body in Llantwit Fadre on Sunday (November 21, 2021).
It was made at a house on St Anne’s Drive at approximately 2.45pm.
At this stage officers are unable to release the identity of the deceased.
An incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station and detectives investigating the murder want to hear from anybody in the village who may have heard or seen anything suspicious between 00:01hrs on Friday (19 Nov) to 14.40hrs on Sunday (21 November).
A large police cordon remains in place in the area while crime scene investigators and specialist search officers work at the scene.
To date nobody has been arrested as part of the investigation.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Darren George said:
“This incident has understandably caused significant concern locally and I would like to reassure the community that we have a large team of officers who are working hard to identify who was responsible for this murder.
“We have officers at the scene and officers carrying out door to door enquiries across the village. An incident room has also been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station.
“My appeal is for anybody who thinks they may have information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to contact us – what they tell us could be extremely valuable to the investigation.
“I would also like to remind people about the upset that rumour and speculation can cause and am asking people to refrain from fuelling this online and wait for police updates which will be released as and when appropriate throughout the investigation.
“Finally I would like to thank the local community for their support to date and reassure them that a large police presence will remain in the area.”
Information or footage which could assist the investigation can be submitted via an online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP21B41-PO1
Alternatively, people can contact us by any one of the following means, quoting occurrence *408848:
Go to: https://bit.ly/SWPProvideInfo
Send us a private message on Facebook/Twitter
Via email: SWP101@south-wales.police.uk
Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.