North Yorkshire Police said they were called to a "serious incident" at a house on High Street shortly before midday on Wednesday January 5.
Officers have now confirmed that a woman's body was found at the property and that it is currently being treated as a murder investigation.
A man has been arrested in connection with this incident.
Investigations are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident, officers said.
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A cordon was put in place at the scene and is expected to remain for some time, police said.