First picture of woman ‘murdered’ at North Staffordshire home


Police have named a woman who was allegedly murdered at her North Staffordshire home.

The body of Ann Wendy Morse – known as Wendy – was discovered by officers who forced their way into an address in Tunstall Road, Knypersley, on Sunday evening (March 22).

The 71-year-old’s death is currently being treated as suspicious but no arrests have been made.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place to establish a cause of death.

Detective Inspector Cheryl Hannan, senior investigating officer, said: “Although she has not yet been formally identified, officers sadly believe it to be Wendy. Her death is being treated as suspicious and a post mortem will take place to establish how she died.

“Specially-trained officers are currently with Wendy’s family to offer support at this difficult time.”

Forensic officers in white suits were yesterday seen on the front garden of the property.

Door-to-door inquiries are today continuing.

StokeonTrentLive readers have also shared their condolences with the family of the  pensioner who is yet to be officially named.

Claire Jones said: “This is so very sad, my thoughts are with this lady’s friends and family. As if the world isn’t crazy enough right now.”

Anyone with information is asked to visit the national police portal here or  call 101, quoting incident number 481 of  March 22.





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