Manhunt launched after woman, 67, found murdered at her home in Manchester – The Sun

A MANHUNT has been launched after a pensioner was found murdered at her home in Manchester.

Emergency crews were scrambled to the home at around 8.30pm yesterday after being called to reports of a concern for welfare.

They found the 67-year-old victim dead at the scene and have now launched a murder probe.

There have been no arrests and it is not clear how the woman died.

Cops are currently searching for Leroy Panton, 41, who is believed to have lived at the same address as the victim.

They are urging anyone to come forward with any information that will help officers to get in contact with him.

Officers have asked the public not to approach him and say they are "increasingly concerned" for his welfare.

Detective Inspector Benjamin Cottam, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “This is a tragic incident in which a woman has sadly lost her life and I want to extend my sincere condolences to her family and friends. Our specialist officers are currently supporting the woman’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

“I would like to reassure the public that this is being treated as an isolated incident, and we have an increased police presence in the Manchester area while we gain a fuller understanding of exactly what has taken place.

“Our dedicated team of detectives are working tirelessly to establish the full circumstances surrounding this tragic death.

“If you have any information at all, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be, please contact police immediately. Even the smallest piece of information could be vital in helping officers to complete their enquiries.”

Anyone with information has been asked to call police on 0161 856 5018, quoting incident number 2855 of 7/5/2020, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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