POLICE in Worcester arrested a 42 year-old man today at the house of a woman who died in the city last year, here is what we know so far: What happened?

  • Police and forensics teams were spotted in Saddlers Walk, Worcester this afternoon.
  • Later, police confirmed a 42 year-old man had been arrested and that enquiries were ongoing.
  • It is now understood officers were searching the former home of Tatiana Rzepka, a 37 year-old woman from Moldova who died last year.
  • Ms Rzepka had a young daughter and the man arrested is believed to be her husband.
  • An inquest into the death of Ms Rzepka is due to take place on Monday, August 10 at Stourport Coroners Court. The inquest starts at 10am and is expected to last one day.

Evesham Journal:

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: “At around 9am this morning (Thursday August 6), officers searched a property in Saddlers Walk, Worcester. A cordon is in place around the house whilst our officers continue their investigation.

“A 42–year-old man has been arrested and is helping us with our enquiries.

“The searches at a home on Saddlers Walk relate to the death of a woman last year and enquiries are ongoing to establish circumstances surrounding her death.

“We are aware of local concern that we are searching for a body - this is not the case and we currently only searching inside the property.”

Police did not say when or how Ms Rzepka died last year.