Katrina Rainey: PSNI given extra time to question Knockloughrim murder suspect

The PSNI has been given extra time to question a man arrested on suspicion of murdering Katrina Rainey this week.

Friday, 15th October 2021, 10:39 am

Mrs Rainey, who was in her 50s, was found in a burning car at her Knockloughrim home and rushed to hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

She later died from her injuries.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team, investigating the murder of a woman in Knockloughrim on 12 October, have been granted a further extension of 36 hours to question a 59-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder.”

The scene as a murder investigation is under way after a woman was found in a burning car in Knockloughrim. Police were called to a house at Quarry Road after a car was reported on fire at 05:40 BST on Tuesday. The woman, who was in her 50s, died in hospital on Tuesday evening. A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He was also taken to hospital for treatment for burn injuries. Pic Pacemaker

Previously PSNI Det Chief Insp John Caldwell said hospital staff had battled hard to save Ms Rainey but she ‘succumbed to her injuries and died in hospital’.

“A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He has also been taken to hospital for treatment for burn injuries,” he said.

“My investigation is at a very early stage and I would appeal to anyone who was on the Quarry Road early this morning and who witnessed anything to contact detectives.”

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The scene as a murder investigation is under way after a woman was found in a burning car in Knockloughrim. Police were called to a house at Quarry Road after a car was reported on fire at 05:40 BST on Tuesday. The woman, who was in her 50s, died in hospital on Tuesday evening. A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He was also taken to hospital for treatment for burn injuries. Pic Pacemaker

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