The mystery deepens after police release the prime suspect in the death of a marina woman | UK | News

Police have released a man arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a woman’s body in a marina. Officers said they were taking no further action against the 61-year-old from Caversham, Berkshire, who was taken into custody on Saturday.

Emergency services were alerted around 10.30am on Saturday after a woman’s body floated in the water at the Thames & Kennet Marina, near Reading.

An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday to determine the cause of her death.

Police have not released details of her identity, but her family has been notified.

Her death is being treated as unexplained.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “A man was arrested in connection with the investigation but has now been released without further action being taken.

“We would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding as we investigate the circumstances.

“Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the deceased woman.”

Officers quickly sealed off the area where the woman’s body was found.

The place is remote and off the beaten track.

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A witness told The Sun that police officers were at the scene all Saturday afternoon.

He said: “This is a very tragic incident and it is not for me to say anything about it.

“The police with scenes of crime cops in their protective suits have been here all afternoon.

The woman’s body was taken away in a private ambulance.

“It’s very annoying for everyone involved with the marina.”

If you have any information about the incident, please contact Thames Valley Police online or by calling 101, quoting incident reference 709.