A WOMAN was found dead with fatal injuries inside a home this morning as a man was spotted fleeing the scene.
Police have launched a murder manhunt after the body of the 19-year-old woman was discovered in the Birmingham home.
A man – said to be known to the victim – was seen fleeing the building shortly before emergency services arrived.
Detective Inspector Jim Mahon, from West Midlands Police, disse: “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.”
Emergency services raced to the scene after receiving a 999 call just after 6am.
The woman was found unresponsive at the scene and pronounced dead.
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.”
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Officers have sealed off the shared house in Unett Street to carry out forensic examinations.
Cops flew a drone above the property and police bearing firearms were seen scouring a back garden.
A baby was also seen being taken from the address.
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.