Neighbours fear attacker used chainsaw to kill mum-of-three and cut up body

A woman found dead with "extreme injuries" is feared to have been horrifically murdered with a chainsaw according to stunned neighbours.

June Fox-Roberts, a 65-year-old mother-of-three, who lives in Pontypridd, South Wales, was found dead, and dismembered, in her home.

A man has been arrested by police but has not yet been identified.

One neighbour told The Mirror that they had heard she had lost her arms and legs and that a chainsaw was used – but police have yet to confirm this.

She was found dead on Sunday, and her three daughters – Trisha, Sebastian and Abigail – have described her as "kind-hearted".

Local Conservative councillor Sam Trask said, on Twitter: "I've spoken to the police commander and I've heard the injuries were gruesome."

And Senedd member for South Wales Central Joel James said: "Having lived in the village all my life, and also as a local councillor, you get to meet so many families over the years, and this was one such family – I can't start to imagine the impact this is having on them.

"She was a lovely kind lady who everyone liked.

"This is so shocking. She was an amazing baker and did amazing cakes.

"She was very traditional and would never use a microwave. She was well-liked by everyone."

A family statement spoke of "utter shock" at the murder.

A police cordon was set up around the house and grounds after the discovery, which remains in place at this current time.

Officers searched a nearby wooded area previously, but would not confirm what they were looking for.

A car was also seized near the scene on Monday, and police activity took place at a nearby Co-op supermarket on Tuesday.

Police are refusing to comment on the nature of the injuries, but an inquest is expected to take place.

Door to door enquiries are taking place in the area.

Detective Superintendent Darren George thanked those who gave information to the enquiry but said that, as the investigation is still ongoing, they are welcoming as much more information as possible.

He added: "This murder has understandably shocked everybody in the village and surrounding areas.

"Our visibility in the village has been increased."

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