Inquest to be held into death of Jennifer Blackwell after police exhumed her body in August

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An inquest is to be held into the death of a 43-year-old woman whose body was exhumed after police launched a murder investigation.

A 38-year-old man "known" to Netherfield resident, Jennifer Blackwell, of Norman Street, was arrested on suspicion of murder but has now been released without charge.

Mystery still surrounds the death of Miss Blackwell, who died at her home address on April 28.

Her funeral was held in June at Carlton Cemetery, but an inquest into the cause of her death was never carried out - only a standard post mortem.

Nottinghamshire Police has released the first picture of Jennifer Blackwell

Nottinghamshire Police has released the first picture of Jennifer Blackwell

Nottinghamshire Police believed the cause of her death was non-suspicious and that she had died from natural causes.

But after the funeral fresh information came to light which triggered a murder inquiry and police took what they described as "unusual" steps of exhuming the body in August.

House of deceased Jennifer Blackwell

Police said a 38-year-old man "known" to Jennifer was arrested on Thursday, August 10, on suspicion of murder.

He has since been released without charge.

It will now be down to a coroner to determine what actually happened to Jennifer.

Residents in Norman Street described her as a "quiet woman" that "kept herself to herself" but enjoyed spending time at the Fox and Hounds pub in Netherfield.

Police said she had "a very close-knit family" and was "very much loved."

Norman Street, Netherfield

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police told the Post: "A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released without charge.

"In the early hours of August 11 we carried out work to exhume the body of Jennifer Blackwell, who was 43 when she died, to carry out a Home Office post mortem examination. It took place and she was reburied on October 19.

"A file has been submitted to HM Coroner and an inquest is expected to take place."