Police investigate death of woman in car in Nuneaton

Police are investigating the death of a 60-year-old woman who has been found dead in a car in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Officers were called to a property in the city on Saturday evening to reports…

Police investigate death of woman in car in Nuneaton

Police are investigating the death of a 60-year-old woman who has been found dead in a car in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Officers were called to a property in the city on Saturday evening to reports of a woman’s “unexplained” death.

A postmortem examination was being carried out to determine the cause of death, West Midlands police said.

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the Paxton Road area of the city or in the Nuneaton and Bedworth district between 8pm on Saturday and 1am on Sunday to contact them.

A spokesperson for West Midlands police said: “Emergency services were called to the address at 10.40pm on Saturday, following reports that a 60-year-old woman had been found deceased in a vehicle.

“It is believed her death is being treated as unexplained. A postmortem examination is due to take place to establish the exact cause of death.”

It comes three weeks after three other women aged between 40 and 50 died in road traffic incidents in the same part of the city, close to the accident scenes.

The coroner’s officer for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire issued an appeal for witnesses to these deaths, saying the women were not identified by other fatalities and their “full identity and relationship were not made clear to us”.

He asked the family of the women, who were all last seen alive, to contact police. The bodies of the three women have not been formally identified.

The first woman to die was a 39-year-old London woman, who died from head injuries. At 10.40pm on 3 March, another woman, aged 48, and a 36-year-old man died when their car left the road and crashed into trees on Cromwell Road.

The fourth and final woman died two weeks later. The police spokesman said on 9 March, a woman in her 40s was found suffering a serious head injury and was treated in hospital. She was found unconscious at a house in Nuneaton at 1am on 10 March. The woman died in hospital, where she had been since 9 March.

The same week the coroner for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire announced a public inquiry into seven deaths of women who were called home from psychiatric hospitals on a weekend. The women, aged between 58 and 70, died within a two-year period between December 2014 and March 2017. The inquest jury blamed the deaths on failings in the NHS.

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