Wairarapa Police CIB have launched an inquiry following the discovery of a local 70-year-old woman at a Featherston address.
Initial inquiries have revealed circumstances which are of concern to Police.
The woman was found on Wednesday morning by a friend in her home after they were not able to make contact over several days.
The scene has been secured with a detailed scene examination and post mortem underway.
Police will not be releasing further details until the next of kin can be informed.
Anyone with information should contact Wairarapa Police CIB on (06) 370 0300 or provide information anonymously through Crimestoppers by phoning 0800 555 111.
- Wairarapa News