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Police launch murder investigation

Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was found dead in a home in Paget.

The woman was found in a residence on Berry Hill Road by a member of the public, who notified officers around 8.30am.

An investigation is now underway by officers from the Serious Crime Unit.

Said a Police spokesman: “At about 8.30am this morning, an off-duty police officer was flagged down by a member of the public, and alerted to the presence of an unresponsive female inside a residence.

“Assistance was immediately sought, and EMTs from King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and an on call doctor attended the residence. Death was certified by the on-call doctor at the scene. Officers from the Serious Crime Unit are investigating this as a case of murder.”

The woman’s details will not be released until next of kin have been notified, the spokesman said.

Detectives are interested in speaking with anyone who saw anything unusual in the area of Berry Hill Road between 4pm yesterday and 8.30am today.

The spokesman added: “Detectives are particularly interested in speaking with any person who may have seen anyone in the area under suspicious circumstances.

“Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who has witnessed someone acting out of character, who became furtive or was attempting to dispose of any clothing or articles, to come forward.”

Persons with information should contact Detective Inspector Jerome Laws on 247-1265.

Members of the public can leave information anonymously on the independent Crime Stoppers hotline, 800-8477.

Police officers cordoned off a residence on Berry Hill Road, Paget after a woman was found dead. The Serious Crime Unit has launched a murder investigation into her death. (By Tamell Simons)

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Published September 02, 2011 at 6:51 pm (Updated September 02, 2011 at 6:50 pm)

Police launch murder investigation

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