POLICE believe the woman found dead in Bosham yesterday (December 30), was Valerie Graves, of Bracklesham Bay.
The Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team launched a murder investigation after she was found dead just before 10am with a ‘serious head injury’.
At a press briefing this afternoon (December 31), it was revealed she had been house-sitting with her family at the home in Smugglers Lane, Bosham, since before Christmas.
When asked at the briefing if it was believed to be a random attack, detective superintendent Nick May said police were pursuing ‘all lines of inquiry’.
Updates to follow.