A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a young woman was discovered in a house in Birmingham.

The 19-year-old was found with fatal injuries at a property in the city centre just after 6am on Saturday morning.

Police said they are urgently trying to trace a man believed to be known to the victim who was spotted leaving the building shortly before the emergency services arrived.

A cordon remains at the property while forensic investigations are underway.

Detective Inspector Jim Mahon, from West Midlands Police, said: ‘This is a tragic death of a young woman with her whole life ahead of her.

‘We are speaking to other residents at the multi-occupancy address and exploring CCTV to understand what has happened.

‘We have a suspect who we are keen to speak to, who is thought to be known to the young woman.’

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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