Basildon Murder Investigation

10 June 2018, 07:12 | Updated: 10 June 2018, 10:10

Essex Police

A murder investigation's begun in Essex after the discovery of a woman's body

Police in Basildon say the investigation began when the body was found at a house in Derby Close yesterday evening in the Langdon Hills area.

Formal identification has not yet taken place although police say they have suspended the search for a 49 year-old woman, Tina Cantello, who disappeared on Friday.

Next of kin have been informed.

Ms Cantello, who was 4ft 11in tall, was last seen when she left her home in Holst Avenue, Laindon, to go to work at 5pm on Friday.

A 38 year-old man from Basildon has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in custody.