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Murder Probe After Body Of Two-Year-Old Boy Found In Devon

19/01/2013 21:47 GMT | Updated 19/01/2013 21:52 GMT

Police have begun a murder investigation following the death of a two-year-old boy.

Officers were called to a home in Modbury, Devon, this morning after the little boy's body was discovered by a member of the public.

Police confirmed they have arrested a woman and she is being questioned by officers on suspicion of murder.

As well as carrying out door-to-door enquiries, police have also begun initial forensic work - although it is believed a post-mortem examination has yet to be carried out.

That process is expected to be carried out in the coming days by a Home Office pathologist or specialist paediatric pathologist.

In the meantime, detectives are continuing to piece together information and urged members of the public able to assist with their enquiries to get in touch.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: "At around 8.20am today, following a report to police, officers attended an address in Champernowne, Modbury, where they found the body of a two-year-old boy.

"A 40-year-old local woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at Charles Cross police station, Plymouth."