A woman was found dead with stab wounds at a house in Watford has been named as 50yr old Jolanta Jakubowska.
Police were called at around 5.10pm on Monday (16 December) to a report of a woman with suspected stab wounds at a property in Clarke Way, Watford.
A 17-year-old boy from Watford has been charged in connection with the murder. A plea hearing is set for March 6th, and a provisional hearing date of May 11th.
A police cordon is in place outside the house as the investigation into the womans death continues.
The 17-year-old male is due to appear at Hatfield Remand Court today, but can not be named since he is under 18yrs of age.
Detective Inspector Iain Macpherson, who is investigating, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the victim. They are being supported by specialist officers, and we would ask that their privacy is respected at what continues to be a very difficult time for them.
“We understand that an incident of this nature is always going to cause concern within the local community. I want to take this opportunity to reassure the public that we do believe this to be an isolated incident, and that no one else is being sought in connection with the investigation at this time.
“This is a complex and ongoing investigation, and we are continuing with our enquiries to establish the exact circumstances around her death.”
Anyone with information that could assist the on-going investigation is asked to contact the BCH Major Crime Unit via 101, quoting reference ISR 523 of 18 December, or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report.