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Teen found dead inside Birmingham home as police launch murder probe after man seen fleeing scene 

A manhunt is underway after a teenager was found dead inside a home in Birmingham on Saturday.

The body of the 19-year-old woman was discovered at a property on Unett Street in Newton early this morning. 

The unidentified victim is believed to have suffered multiple fatal injuries. 

Police discovered the body after being called to the scene at around 6am.  

Soon before emergency services arrived, a man - believed to be known the the victim - was seen fleeing the property.  

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.' 

The property in Newton, Birmingham, where a 19-year-old woman was found dead early on Saturday morning 

A police van keeps watch outside the home, which was cordoned off throughout Saturday

Forensic teams were seen working on the house after the 19-yeat-old's body was found to have multiple fatal injuries 

Forensic teams were seen working at the house throughout Saturday after police cordoned off the area. 

A police drone was reportedly spotted flying above the property while armed officers were seen searching a back garden.

A baby was also seen being taken from the address.

The property where the body was found is believed to be a house of multi occupancy (HMO).   

A West Midlands Police spokesman added: 'Searches are underway to trace a man seen leaving the building shortly before emergency services were called. 

'He is believed to be known to the deceased.'

Anyone with information should contact police on the 101 number.  

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