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Woman found dead in Irish home 'may have died two years ago'

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 2017-10-12 Ryan Smith

Police in Belfast © Paul Faith/PA Images via Getty Images Police in Belfast A woman found dead in her home on Friday may have passed away over two years ago, police have revealed.

Marie Conlon, 68, was found dead in her bed in Belfast on October 6.

Police said on Wednesday night that they have launched a murder investigation into her death.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested, reports Belfast Live.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Dickson said: “Authorities were alerted on Friday after concerns were raised about the welfare of 68-year-old Marie Conlon. Officers forced entry to her Larkspur Rise home and discovered her deceased in bed. It was apparent that she had lain undiscovered for some time.

“A post-mortem examination was carried out and the results suggest that the death may have been suspicious. Further testing is due to take place.

“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.

“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.”

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