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Woman Murdered In Longford

Police have launched a murder inquiry following the discovery of the body of a 38 year old woman in the Longford area of Coventry.

The grim discovery was made when an ambulance was called to the house in Marlwood Close at 12.20pm yesterday.

A post mortem has revealed that the woman died as a result of peritonitis, through injuries sustained to her stomach and chest.

The woman has now been named as Ellen Mary Lynch, a mother of four who lived on her own.

DCI Bob Bird at Stoney Stanton police station is appealing for people to come forward, particularly anyone who saw a man and woman get out of a taxi in Marlwood Close on the evening of Sunday 12 August.

He would also like to hear from any taxi drivers who have dropped off a couple in that road at that time.

An ambulance was called to a house in Marlwood Close following a call from a phone box on the corner of Pettitor Crescent and Deedmore Road at around 12.20pm on Monday.

It is believed a distressed man flagged down a passing motorist and said he needed an ambulance. Police are appealing for this motorist or the distressed man to contact them.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 14 Aug 01
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