Tributes have begun pouring in for an 84-year-old great-grandmother who was strangled to death in her home.
Mildred Whitmore was found dead in her home on College Street, Nuneaton, on Tuesday morning.
Warwickshire Police say a post-mortem examination revealed she died from asphyxiation.
A 31-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.
Mildred’s heartbroken family paid tribute to her, describing her as “the queen of our family”.
In a statement, they said: "Mildred was the queen of our family. A loving wife, mother, grandma, great grandma and friend.
“Mildred would find great enjoyment from spending time with her family and pottering around her garden.
“Everyone who knew her would agree she was a loving gentle lady, who will be greatly missed by all that were lucky enough to know her.”
Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Corfield, from Warwickshire Police, said: “We’re continuing to investigate this incident and our thoughts very much remain with Mildred’s family.
“We are keeping them fully updated and they are being supported by specially-trained officers.
“Officers will remain in the area over the coming days as part of enquiries, and can be approached by members of the community with any concerns.
"Our investigation remains ongoing and we would ask anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the College Street area between 7pm on Monday and 9am on Tuesday to please come forward.”
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