POLICE have arrested a 78-year-old man on suspicion of manslaughter and actual bodily harm following the death of a woman in Trowbridge.
Officers went to the house in Shearman Street yesterday morning after a 38-year-old woman was found dead.
The elderly man who was arrested was known to the woman who lived alone and did not have children. The man remains in custody in Melksham.
Today police confirmed that they are carrying out house to house inquiries.
Officers were called at 9.07am yesterday to the house.
A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "Formal identification has not yet taken place and a post-mortem will be carried out in due course.
"Enquiries are ongoing at this stage and a thorough investigation is being carried out."
Wiltshire Times reporter Alison Moore
picture - Trevor Porter