The body of a woman has been discovered in the garden of a home in Hartlepool.
Police were called to Mildenhall Close in the South Fens area of the town just after 10pm, yesterday.
Concerns had been raised for a woman who had been discovered in the garden of a home in the street.
The alarm was raised by paramedics who had been called to treat the lady.
A police spokesman said: "We can confirm we recieved a call just after 10pm last night from the ambulance service, to a female who had died.
"It is believed the lady was in her 50s.
"The death is not being treated as suspicious and we are not investigating any further."