Three arrests have been made over the fatal stabbing of British mother-of-five Pennie Davis, who died in the pasture where she was tending to her horses.
Hampshire Police announced the three arrests on Saturday. One person has been arrested on suspicion of murder, one on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, and the other on suspicion of assisting an offender.
All remained in police custody and the family had been informed, police said.
Officers continued to run additional patrols in the area to offer reassurance to locals.
Police launched Operation Biscotti on Tuesday afternoon after the body of Davis, 47, was found in the field in New Forest where she kept her horses. A post mortem examination showed she had died from multiple stab wounds.
Her body was found by her husband, Pete, whom she had married only four months before.
Davis, a supermarket worker, lived in the village of Blackfield, about four miles from where her horses were kept. The scene of her death was just north of the village of Beaulieu.
The murder inquiry involved up to 70 officers, some of whom were continuing to work on the case, including scene examination work.
Police have also been scouring the shallow river that runs alongside the paddock as part of a wider search for clues.
It is not known if police have recovered the suspected murder weapon, which they said was most likely a “bladed item”.
Police have appealed for people who were in the area where Davis died between 2pm and 5pm on Tuesday. She had driven her dark green Toyota Land Cruiser from work in Blackfield to the field.