South Yorkshire Police name woman, 35, at centre of murder probe as Claire Anderson

A woman at the centre of a murder probe in Doncaster has been named by South Yorkshire Police.

Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 7:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 7:57 am

Claire Anderson, aged 35 and from Doncaster, was found unconscious in a property on Thorne Road in the town just before 9.30pm on Saturday, July 11.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and a 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

He has since been released under investigation.

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Claire Anderson was found dead in Doncaster last Saturday

The death is being treated as unexplained after a post mortem examination proved inconclusive.

Detectives are tying to establish Ms Anderson’s movements prior to her body being found.

Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oughton said: "My thoughts are with Claire’s family, who are being supported by our specialist family liaison officers.

“Secondly, I’d like to make an appeal to the public who I hope can help us with information that might assist our investigation.

“We are currently treating Claire’s death as unexplained.

“My officers are working hard to piece together her movements in the days leading up to her death.

“We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has information about where she was between 8.30pm on Thursday, July 9 and 9pm on Saturday, July, 11.

“If you know where Claire was, or saw her between those days and times, then I’d urge you to speak to us.

“Even the smallest bit of information might be useful, we are looking for any details about who she might have been with, where she might have been or who she might have spoken to.”

Call 101 and quote incident 997 of Saturday, July 11.