Murder investigation opened by vdr16883


									             Murder investigation opened

                                                                  22 December 2005

ACT Policing is investigating what is suspected to be the murder of a 50-
year-old woman at her family home in Chapman yesterday.

The woman has been identified as Mrs Nanette Porritt, married with three
children. The victim suffered severe injuries.

Police and ambulance responded to a Triple 000 emergency call from the
house in Titheradge Place, Chapman around 6.20pm yesterday. Upon
entering the premises, police located the body of the deceased woman.

A crime scene was established and police are gathering evidence.

Police would ask that anyone who may have information which can assist
the investigation and who have not yet spoken to police to contact Crime
Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 ACT Policing                                  22 December 2005
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