A 65-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was discovered in a burnt out garden shed in a quaint village.
Fire crews were called to reports of a shed fire at a property on Salmon Lane, in Middleton Cheney, Northants., at around 3.35pm on Wednesday (9/6).
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service put out the flames before the body of a man was discovered inside.
A woman has since been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody being quizzed by detectives.
A police spokesperson said: "Northamptonshire Police has launched a major investigation following the discovery of a man's body in a south-west Northamptonshire village.
"At around 3.35pm yesterday, Wednesday, June 9, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire in Salmon Lane, Middleton Cheney.
"Upon arrival they found a shed alight, and after the flames were put out the body of a man was discovered inside.
"A 65-year-old woman was last night, June 9, arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody this morning, June 10.
"Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the man's death are ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 regarding incident number 21000319651."