Plymouth police treating woman's death as 'suspicious'
POLICE are investigating the "suspicious" death of a young woman who was found dead at a house in Crownhill on Mother's Day.
Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police were called to a house in Randolph Close shortly after 7am yesterday morning.
A spokesperson for the force said the woman's death was being treated as suspicious and that an investigation is ongoing.
Yesterday a nearby resident told The Herald the whole cul-de-sac was in a state of shock.
One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: "She has lived here since the houses were built about two years ago. This is a nice cul-de-sac and you don't expect this to happen on your doorstep.
"My children play in the street, it's a nice area and we don't have any problems. It's a lovely place to live. The whole street is in shock.
"To wake up to this on Mother's Day is awful."
Paramedics from the local ambulance service were called to the scene by police at 7.03am.
A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, said: "The police called and said a female in her 20s was in cardiac arrest. They said she was unconscious and wasn't breathing.
"We sent an ambulance, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance officer.
The small quiet cul-de-sac was yesterday a hive of police activity as scenes of crime officers could be seen working inside a large white tent that had been erected in the garden of the property.
The investigation into the woman's death is being headed up by Detective Inspector Palmer of Crownhill CID.
Yesterday the police refused to confirm to The Herald any details of the incident.