POLICE have charged a 19-year-old man with murder following the discovery of a body at a house in Parliament Square, Middlesbrough.
The woman's body was discovered in the early hours of Saturday, May 3.
Although a formal identification is yet to be made detectives officers believe she is a woman in her early 20s, originally from Eritrea in the Horn of Africa.
Confirmation is expected soon after police contacted someone believed to be a relative.
The 19-year-old man is due to appear in court later this morning.