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Tributes paid Woman who died suddenly in Portadown named as man remains in custody

The woman, a mum originally from Dundee in Scotland, was found dead in the Carrickdale area of the town.

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Kerrie King was found dead in Portadown in the early hours of Tuesday morning

Kerrie King was found dead in Portadown in the early hours of Tuesday morning

Kerrie King was found dead in Portadown in the early hours of Tuesday morning

A woman who died suddenly in Portadown in the early hours of Tuesday morning has been named as 32-year-old Kerrie King.

Ms King, a mum originally from Dundee in Scotland, was found dead in the Carrickdale area of the town.

A man, aged 50, has been arrested and yesterday police were granted and extra 36 hours to question him.

Tributes continue to pour in online for the popular member of the community.

One relative, Amber King, posted: "Our cousin Kerrie such a shame, RIP beautiful, all our family will miss you such a shame."

Another cousin, Donna Marie King, wrote: “Sleep tight big cuz gone from our sights, but not from our hearts. Fly high up there beautiful.”

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Police investigate the sudden death of Kerrie King in Portadown

Police investigate the sudden death of Kerrie King in Portadown

Police investigate the sudden death of Kerrie King in Portadown

DUP MLA for Upper Bann, Jonathan Buckley, said said his "thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this time".

He added: "This is a tragic and shocking incident for the area and I would implore anyone who may have information to come forward to the police."

Upper Bann SDLP MLA, Dolores Kelly, said: "My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the woman who has tragically lost her life in the Tandragee Road area of Portadown. Police have arrested a man and I understand that they have established a line of enquiry.

"I want to put on record my thanks to the officers who are working with the family in these tragic circumstances."

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a woman in Portadown reported during the early hours of [Tuesday] morning.

“A post mortem examination will take place in due course to determine the cause of death.

“A 50-year-old man has been arrested as part of the investigation and has been taken to Musgrave Custody Suite.

“There are no further details at this time.”

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