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Murder investigation launched after woman’s body discovered

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have launched a murder investigation after the body of a 51 year old woman was discovered in Co Armagh.

She was found at a house in the Toberhewney Hall area of Lurgan during the early hours of this morning, Friday, January 20.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: “Police were called to the scene at around 2.50am this morning and the body of the woman was discovered inside a house.

“A post mortem examination will take place to determine the cause of death.

“A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

“There are no further details at this time.”

On hearing the news of this tragic incident, Doug Beattie MC MLA commented: “My thoughts are with the family of the deceased. It would seem that a tragedy has occurred in this house in the early hours of the morning and a family have been left grieving the loss of a loved one.
“Police are treating this as a murder investigation so we must give them time to conduct a full investigation. I appeal for anyone with information to help them with this.
“As that continues, I continue to think of the family involved at this difficult time.”


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