A woman was found dead in her apartment on Sunday afternoon in Nicosia.
Police said they received a call at around 6 pm and arrived at the residence in old town Nicosia to find a 52-year-old woman with neck wounds caused by a blunt object, most likely by a knife.
A spokesman from the police said the case at first glance is being treated as a murder. The woman is of Asian origin, possibly from the Philippines, the spokesman said.
Officers are currently at the scene, which is cordoned off, and the state pathologist is expected to arrive shortly.