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Woman found dead in south of the city "murdered"

A woman who was found dead in south Belfast on Monday was murdered, police have said.

The 51-year-old victim has been named as Patricia Bardon.

She was discovered dead in her flat at Elm Court off the Donegall Pass area, close to the city centre, on Monday afternoon.

The murder investigation was launched by the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch yesterday evening following the results of a post mortem examination. Sources in the area say the murdered woman was a private person and not well-known, but that she had been due to get married.

As the CT went to press on Wednesday, a 53-year-old man was being questioned by police in connection with the death.

It is not yet known how Ms Bardon died.

A PSNI spokesman said : “Detectives from the PSNI Serious Crime Branch have launched a murder investigation following the results of a post- mortem examination on the body of a woman found in south Belfast on August 23.

“A 53-year-old man is still being questioned in connection with the murder.”

DUP councillor Ruth Patterson described the murder as “tragic”.

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