Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Llantwit Fardre have arrested a man and he is currently in police custody.
Formal identification of the victim has not yet taken place, but officers believe the woman to be local resident, 65 year-old June Fox-Roberts.
It can also be confirmed that the house in St Anne’s Drive, where the body was discovered on Sunday, is her home address. Officers attended after being contacted by a concerned family member.
June’s family, who are currently being supported by specially trained officers have paid the following tribute to her:
“We are in utter shock about the death of our mother. Her murder will never make sense to us. She was a kind hearted, generous woman who was never happier than when with family and friends around her.
“She loved her family dearly and we will never be the same. We are heartbroken. Please respect our privacy and allow us to grieve and come to terms with what has happened.”
A police cordon remains in place at the house and the surrounding grounds. Patrols have been increased and officers continue to carry out door to door enquiries and follow up every piece of information from the public.
Detective Superintendent Darren George, said: “My thoughts are with the June’s family at this awful time – we have specially trained officers who are supporting them.
“I would like to thank those who have responded to our appeal. Today’s arrest is a significant development but I stress this is an ongoing investigation and anybody with information who has not yet come forward is urged to do so, no matter how insignificant the information may seem.
“This murder has understandably shocked everybody in the village and surrounding areas. Our visibility in the village has been increased and I hope the community is reassured by that. Our presence will remain while this investigation is ongoing.”
People can contact South Wales Police by any one of the following means, quoting occurrence 2100408848:
Send a private message to the police on Facebook/Twitter
Via email: [email protected]
Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.