17/05/2024

PSNI Names Woman Found Dead In East Belfast

A woman found dead at a house in east Belfast on Wednesday, 15 May, has been named by the PSNI as Kathryn 'Kat' Parton.

A murder investigation has been launched into the death after Kathryn's body was discovered in a house in the Madrid Street area. The 34-year-old had suffered serious head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three people – a woman aged 43 and two men aged 22 and 23 – were arrested on suspicion of murder. All three remain in custody at this time.
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Detective Inspector Michelle Griffin said: "My thoughts at this time are first and foremost with Kathryn's family, who are left trying to come to terms with their loss.

"Our investigation is at an early stage and enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances. I am asking anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to contact detectives on 101. Please quote reference 1190 of 15/05/24."

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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