Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the discovery of a woman′s body in Cranage yesterday (Thursday 09 August 2012.)
At 10.58am on Thursday 9 August 2012 emergency services were called to an address in Byley Lane in Cranage following reports of a fire.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and officers made a search of the house. The body of a woman was found in the garage at the address.
DI Steve Beddows from the Major Investigation Team said: "We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw a man driving a silver Vauxhall Corsa on Byley Lane at about 10am on Thursday 09 August.
"Later in Smith Lane in Mobberley we would appeal to anyone who saw a man acting suspiciously next to a silver Corsa, which firefighters were later called to as it had been set alight.
"We also want to speak to anyone who saw a man wearing a green or grey jacket with the hood up cycle off from Smith Lane on a bicycle towards Pepper Street."
DI Beddows added: "We would also appeal to anyone who was in the Mobberley area on Thursday and may have seen a man acting suspiciously."
A 48-year-old man from Hale in Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.
No formal identification has taken place. A post mortem is being carried out this afternoon.
Anyone with information should contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting incident number 285 on 9 August 2012. Information can also be given anonymously be contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.