Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a flat.
Firefighters found the victim after they were called to reports of an alarm sounding at the property in Piewes Close, Kensworth, Bedfordshire, at around 12.30pm on Friday, October 16.
Two men aged 31 and 30 were arrested and are in custody being quizzed by officers.
Detective Chief Inspector Rob Hall, of Bedfordshire Police, said: "We have a team of detectives working on this to understand the exact circumstances of what happened, but would appeal to anyone with information to contact the investigation team.
"There will be an increased police presence in Kensworth over the coming days, to provide reassurance and to carry out various enquiries.
"Kensworth is a small village and we're keen to speak to anyone who saw anything which seemed out of the ordinary in the area on Friday morning.
"Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could prove vital to our investigation."
Kensworth has a population of around 1,500 people.
Anyone with any information should call 101 quoting Operation Propagate or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.