Murder investigation opened after three bodies found in Newry
THE discovery of three people in an apartment block in Co Down is being treated as murder, police have confirmed.
The remains of a man, woman and teenage girl were found at around 11am today in an apartment in Glin Ree Court, Newry.
Police said they do not believe anyone else was involved in the deaths.
Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: "The bodies of a 38-year-old male, a 37-year-old female and a 15-year-old girl were discovered at a flat in Glin Ree Court at around 11am this morning.
"At this time the three have not been formally identified and cause of death has not been established."
SDLP MLA Justin McNulty said: “The community is in shock and a dark cloud hangs over Newry this afternoon.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased.
Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie Casey said the community in Newry is in shock.
“My thoughts and sympathies are with all of those involved in this incident and their families," he said.
“Details are still emerging and a police investigation is underway and that should be allowed to proceed.
“I would encourage anyone with information on this incident to bring it forward to the PSNI.”
UUP councillor David Taylor said he was "extremely saddened to hear of the tragic news".