Edinburgh ‘murder’: Man charged after woman, 77, found dead in her own home

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Jadwiga Szczygielsk was found in the Scottish city on Saturday morning, and now a 44-year-old man is due in court after being charged with murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a 77-year-old woman in Edinburgh.

The body of Jadwiga Szczygielska was found in her home on Pirniefield Bank on Saturday at around 7.50am.

A 44-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with her death.

He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Detective Inspector Bob Williamson, of the major investigation team, said: “Our inquiries indicate that this was an isolated incident but we are keen to speak to anyone who may be able to help with our investigation.

“If anyone saw anything suspicious in the early morning of Saturday, 18 April, or who may have information that would help us then please call Police Scotland on 101.”