Police have arrested a woman on suspicion of murdering a 92-year-old man.
William Davis was found dead at his home in Hobley Street, Willenhall in the West Midlands on Sunday last.
A post-mortem examination showed Mr Davis suffered serious head injuries.
It is understood that a 35-year-old woman was arrested yesterday on suspicion of his murder.
This arrest follows an appeal that revealed the culprit was likely to have left the scene of the crime 'heavily blood-stained'.
Speaking to the BBC Supt Richard Baker from West Midlands Police CID said Mr Davis, a decorated war hero, had last been seen in his garden about lunchtime on Sunday and it was a neighbour that raised the alarm that something may be wrong at around 6pm.
He said:"This is an horrendous crime and the community of Willenhall is assisting us with our inquiries."