A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a missing woman’s body was found on a rural lane.
The discovery was made near the Leicestershire village of Woodhouse Eaves in the early hours of Sunday.
Police had received reports of the woman going missing from outside her home area on Saturday and officers were sent out to track her down.
The victim’s body was found in Charley Road, close to the B591 Beacon Road, and police arrested a man from Coalville, Leicestershire.England
Detectives are now appealing for anyone who saw a white Citroen C3 in the area on Friday night to come forward.
It is believed the car travelled roughly 10 miles between Coalville and Loughborough between 8pm and 10pm.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw the vehicle or caught it on a dashcam or CCTV camera.
Detective Inspector Steve Wragg said: ‘Our investigation is very much in its early stages and one man who was arrested in the early hours of this morning is being questioned by detectives.
‘I do not believe there was anyone else involved in the woman’s death.
‘While Charley Road is a rural country road, I would like to speak to anyone who happened to have been driving or walking in the area either yesterday evening or in the early hours of this morning and saw or heard anything unusual or suspicious.
‘Any information you have, no matter how insignificant you think it is, could help my investigation.’