- Woman, 40, was arrested after body found at house in Faringdon, Oxfordshire
- She remains in custody and is being quizzed by Thames Valley Police detectives
- The youngster's family has been informed and police are supporting them
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a young boy.
The 40-year-old suspect was taken into custody after the body of the youngster, who was of primary school age, was found in a house in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, Thames Valley Police said.
She remains in custody and police have launched an investigation after the body was found at 1.20pm yesterday.
Crime scene: This is the Oxfordshire home where a child was found dead and a woman, 40, has been arrested on suspicion of murder
Probe: Police say the 40-year-old suspect is in custody - they don't appear to be looking for anyone in connection with the crime
The senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Dave Hubbard of the Thames Valley Major Crime Unit, said: 'Following the discovery of a deceased child, we have launched a murder investigation.
'The next of kin have been informed and we are offering support to them.
'We are in the very early stages of this investigation and an arrest has been made in connection with this incident'.
The local community has been shocked by the incident.
Local Police Area Commander for South and Vale of White Horse, Superintendent Rory Freeman, added: 'This is a very shocking discovery and I am aware it may have a very direct impact on the community of Faringdon.
'In light of this incident there will be an increased police presence in the area to provide reassurance and we would advise any members of the community affected by this incident to speak to one of the Neighbourhood Policing Team.'
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 730 (14/03). They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Upset: The small community was left in shock by the child's death, which was discovered yesterday afternoon