Detectives have confirmed a murder victim is a pensioner.
Earlier today police launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was discovered on Saturday at an address in the Love Lane Terrace, area of Pontefract.
Officers were called at 8.53 pm and they found the body of a 90-year-old man inside the house.
Following enquiries at the scene a 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at this time.
DCI Heather Whoriskey of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “A post mortem is being conducted today to determine a cause of death but officers are treating the matter as a murder and arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of murder on Sunday.
“He remains in custody today as enquiries continue by HMET.”