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Newry murders: Police release name of man found dead in flat

Flowers left at the murder scene
Flowers left at the murder scene

Police have released the name of the 38-year-old man found dead at a flat in Newry on Thursday.

He was Russell Steele, originally from Scotland. Steele died as a result of hanging.

He was found dead alongside Giselle Marimon-Herrera and her 15-year-old daughter Allison at a flat in the Glin Ree Court area.

Police launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the three bodies.

They believe that Steele was Giselle's partner, who also lived at a flat in the same building.

Police confirmed that Allison Marimon-Herrera died as a result of strangulation and said that though Giselle's cause of death was not confirmed, detectives believe there is a strong possibility she too was strangled.

Ms Marimon-Herrera was from Colombia and had lived in Northern Ireland for around four years.

Her daughter Allison was born in Spain and had lived in Northern Ireland since 2017. She attended Newry High School.

Police have confirmed that it was not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Initial reports suggested detectives were treating the incident as a suspected double murder and suicide, but this has not been confirmed.

Giselle Marimon-Herrera, 37, and her 15-year-old daughter Allison were found dead with a man at a flat in Newry, Co Down (PSNI/PA)
Giselle Marimon-Herrera, 37, and her 15-year-old daughter Allison were found dead with a man at a flat in Newry, Co Down (PSNI/PA)

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