SUSSEX Police have told residents that officers will remain at a house where a disability campaigner was found dead as a murder investigation continues.

The force confirmed this morning that the body found in Eastbourne on Sunday afternoon was that of 58-year-old Jacqueline Hoadley.

Detective chief inspector Andy Wolstenholme from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: "Mrs Hoadley, who lived at the address in Broad Oak Close, was found after a visitor to the house raised the alarm at 1.59pm.

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The Argus:

"She had suffered serious injuries and, sadly, was declared deceased at the scene.

"A post mortem will take place to determine the cause of her death today.

"A 62-year-old man, from Eastbourne, was arrested in Chailey on suspicion of her murder at about 3pm on Sunday.

"He remained in custody at 7pm yesterday."

The Argus:

Officers remain at the scene as enquiries continue.

Superintendent Katy Woolford said: "This has obviously been a tremendous shock for those living in and around this close community and I would like to thank them for their patience and forbearance while our investigation team continue their work.

"They are likely to remain in the area for a while longer.

"If anyone has any concerns, please feel free to talk to one of my officers or the Police Community Support Officers who are there."