Christchurch police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman in Burwood.
The body was found inside a Travis Road home around 10.15am this morning.
Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Hill says a scene examination is underway and police are providing support to family members.
The property's cordoned off with incident tape and there's a police caravan onsite.
Nearby resident Nick Lynch says he can see a lot of officers outside, both uniformed and plain clothed.
"Outside the front of the house was cordoned off, there were a number of police cars and looking up the driveway I could see a caravan and what looked to be possibly some family members, some flowers."
Mr Lynch says flowers have also been placed alongside a fence by the house.
Photo: The house on Travis Rd (Lesley Murdoch)