Detectives are continuing their investigation into the murder of Valerie Freer who died in Whittington, near Lichfield, last week.
Valerie, who was 68, was pronounced deceased by paramedics on the driveway of her home at around 10.42am on Thursday (24 February).
A post-mortem examination has confirmed Valerie died as a result of injuries sustained to her neck.
A 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder is currently undergoing medical treatment.
Officers are continuing to investigate the murder being linked to a number of other suspicious incidents in the area since 9 February and these include two aggravated burglaries.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Ian Fitzgerald, said: “I would firstly like to thank the community of Whittington for their continued patience and support as we continue to investigate this distressing murder.
“The response we have received from the community relating to the red Peugeot vehicle of interest has been invaluable to the investigation.
“However, I would still like to urge anyone who may have seen anything unusual in the area prior to Valerie’s death to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“Officers will be interviewing the arrested man once his medical treatment has been completed.”
Local Policing Commander, Inspector Karen Green, said: “Our thoughts continue to be with the family of Valerie Freer, and indeed the community of Whittington, following the tragic circumstances that led to her death.
“We know the local community will be concerned and we do not underestimate the impact that this will have on local people.
“We would like to offer reassurance that over the coming days there will be regular patrols in the area.
“If anyone is concerned, then please stop and speak to those officers on patrol, or contact us through 101 or our online portals.”