A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his 51-year-old Northern Ireland born mother.
William Scouarnec, aged 31, of Fratton Road, Portsmouth, is accused of killing Elizabeth Scouarnec and appeared before Portsmouth magistrates yesterday morning where he was remanded in custody until March 2.
The murder investigation began following the discovery of Mrs Scouarnec’s body just before 11am on Thursday, February 12 in the Hilsea area of the city.
The family have been informed of the tragedy but police do not yet have a cause of death.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of murder and one was released without charge on Saturday evening.
Forensic officers were searching the crime scene again yesterday.
“Police are not in a position to release any details about the cause of death,” said Portsmouth police spokeswoman Katie Wilson.
“Officers are currently waiting to receive details of the pathologist's report.
“One of the men arrested on suspicion of murder has been released without charge.”
Police were called to the scene after a member of the public saw Elizabeth Scouarnec through a window in the ground floor flat.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Crime Department at Fratton Police Station, quoting Operation Garland, on 0845 045 45 45, or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.