The body of a local middle-aged woman has been found on an Eastleigh footpath which runs from Twyford Rd to the Itchen Navigation towpath close to the Harvester restaurant and Travelodge at Ham Farm.
A dog walker raised the alarm at about 8.55 am. Although a local Police unit and an ambulance from Southern Central Ambulance Service rushed to the scene sadly, they were unable to revive the woman.
Although the death is not suspicious, it is an unexpected death and police carried out a full examination of the scene and have conducted inquires through the course of the day.
Next of kin have been informed and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
A police spokesman said:
“It is clearly a very sad and tragic incident”