Emergency services were called to Kent Street last night
Officers found the 76-year-old victim inside a property in Kent Street at around 10.20pm on Thursday, 25 March.
A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of her murder. He remains in police custody.
It is believed the woman and the man knew each other.
The victim’s next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.
A crime scene remains in place at the scene and detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating.
Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing.
Anyone who has information that could help police should call 101 ref CAD 7896/25 Mar.
Alternatively tweet @MetCC, or to remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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