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Murder probe victim formally identified as 54-year-old dog rescuer

A 16-year-old boy remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the death.

The victim of a suspected murder in a West Wales town has been formally identified as Fiona Jane Scourfield, police said.

Ms Scourfield, 54, a dog rescuer from St Clears, Carmarthenshire, was found dead at a property in the area after police were called there at approximately 5.47pm on Tuesday.

Dyfed-Powys Police said a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

In a statement issued on Thursday the force said formal identification had taken place as had a post-mortem examination.

Police were called to a property in the St Clears area of Carmarthenshire on Tuesday evening (Johanna Carr/PA)

A spokeswoman said: “A cordon is still in place at the property as the investigation continues.”

On Tuesday, charity colleagues of Ms Scourfield paid tribute to her tireless work to “make the world a better place for animals”.

Ms Scourfield, who was also known as Suzi Wales, worked with UK German Shepherd Rescue.

In a post on Facebook, the charity said Ms Scourfield’s rescue dog Bruno was
her “absolute world” and she could always be relied upon to help a dog in

“To say the rescue is devastated would be a massive understatement,” the post said.

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