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Body Of Murder Victim May Have Lay Undiscovered For Over Two Years

The body of a woman who is believed to have been murdered may have lain undiscovered for over two years.

68-year-old Marie Conlon was found dead at a flat in the Larkspur Rise area of west Belfast last Friday, 05 October.

A 23-year-old man was arrested and remains in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Dickson said: "Detectives investigating the circumstances of the death have established that the last known sighting of Ms Conlon was in January 2015. It is our belief, supported by the medical evidence, that her death may have occurred at around this time.
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"We have launched a murder investigation and a 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including murder. He was detained in the west Belfast area yesterday and remains in custody at present.

"Anyone who believes they may have information that could assist the police investigation is asked to call police on 101."

Alliance Justice spokesperson Trevor Lunn MLA said: "This is a horrifying discovery and my sympathies are with the loved ones of Ms Conlon.

"While the circumstances surrounding the death are not clear. I would appeal for anyone with information on this matter to contact police immediately with it, so those involved can be brought to justice."


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