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Man arrested in connection with social worker's murder

A 53-year-old man has been arrested, and is suspected of murdering social worker Ida James.

The 66-year-old was found dead in her Berry Hill Road home on Friday.

Police today repeated calls for anyone who was in the Paget neighbourhood late Thursday night or early Friday morning, to come forward.

Said a spokesman: "Detectives from the Bermuda Police Service Serious Crime Unit are continuing their investigation into the murder of 66-year-old Ms Ida James.

"A 53-year-old male from Pembroke has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Ms James, and remains in police custody."

Ms James lived alone, and was a "well-known and liked individual" , the Police spokesman said.

"The officers continue to progress their investigation with the collection of evidence, and interviewing persons in the neighbourhood and other areas of the Island.

"Persons with information or anyone who believes they may be able to assist the enquiry team should contact Detective Inspector Jerome Laws on (441) 247-1265 or the confidential and independent Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477."

The home of Ida James on Berry Hill, Paget. A man has been arrested in connection with her death.

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Published September 04, 2011 at 11:00 am (Updated September 03, 2011 at 8:34 pm)

Man arrested in connection with social worker's murder

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