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Man released as police say woman’s death in Lurgan house was not suspicious

By Mark Edwards

The death of a woman whose body was found at a house in Lurgan is not being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed.

The body of Dolores McKavanagh was discovered at Dill Avenue on Tuesday evening.

The PSNI said: “A man arrested by police in Lurgan examining the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a woman whose body was found at a house in Dill Avenue in the town on Tuesday, April 2, has been released unconditionally.

“A post-mortem examination has been carried out.

“This death is not being treated as suspicious.”

Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart said: “My first thoughts are with the family of the deceased lady. This is a very sad time for them and I would ask they are given some privacy to grieve their loss.

“The death of a family member at any time is sad but particularly so when it is sudden and the cause of death uncertain.

“I would encourage anyone who has any information to come forward to the PSNI and report it.”

Joe Nelson, SDLP councillor for Lurgan, expressed his sympathies to the family of Ms McKavanagh.

He said that the area surrounding Dill Avenue is “one of the most deprived” in Lurgan.

He added: “Any death is hard on families but until we know exactly what the cause of death was, only then can we look at it and see if anything could have been done to stop it.”

Sinn Fein MLA John O’Dowd, speaking to the Lurgan Mail, said: “First and foremost I want to send my sympathies to the family of the woman who has died in the most tragic of circumstances.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they deal with the tragic and sudden loss of a loved one.

“Anyone with information about the circumstances surrounding the death should bring it to the PSNI immediately.”

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