Police have searched woodland behind a house where a woman’s body was found in a suspected murder in Rhondda Cynon Taf, according to the PA news agency.

The woman was discovered at a property in Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd at around 2.45pm on Sunday.

South Wales Police officers and crime scene investigators remained at the scene in St Annes Drive on Tuesday where a large cordon had been placed blocking the entrance to the cul de sac.

Entrances to the woodland near Newtown Llantwit Community Centre and on Heol Dowlais have also been taped off.

Forensic officers remain at the scene of suspected murder in Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd. (Bronwen Weatherby/PA)Forensic officers remain at the scene of suspected murder in Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd. (Bronwen Weatherby/PA)

Officers have already searched the wooded area which is located behind the detached house on previous days but the force would not confirm what they were looking for.

The force is said to have seized a car near the scene on Monday.

A spokesperson said: “Any police activity you see in the locality is obviously related to the murder investigation.

Steps to woodland behind the house have been taped off. (Bronwen Weatherby/PA)Steps to woodland behind the house have been taped off. (Bronwen Weatherby/PA)

“We would not comment further.”

Det Supt Darren George said: “This incident has understandably caused significant concern locally and we are working hard to identify who was responsible for this murder.”

An incident room has been set up in Cardiff and door-to-door enquiries have been carried out, police said, but no arrests have yet been made.

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