Police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of Natalie McNally in Lurgan.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said the 32-year-old died a “violent death” at her own home in the Silverwood Green neighborhood on Sunday evening, December 18, after she was stabbed multiple times and suffered defensive injuries.

He also revealed Ms Nally was 15 weeks pregnant and described the attack as a double tragedy.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: “Officers were called to the scene along with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Sadly Natalie was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Superintendent John Caldwell addresses the media
Detective Superintendent John Caldwell addresses the media

“It is disturbing to add that Natalie was actually 15 weeks pregnant. This deadly attack, which took place in her own home, thus resulted in a double tragedy: the death of an expectant mother and her unborn child.

“Natalie was much loved by her devoted parents and family – and my thoughts are with them at this time. Her death devastated family and friends and left the local community in shock.

“What should have been a happy time before Christmas turned into unimaginable sadness and grief.

“I am appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

“I am particularly appealing to motorists driving on the Kiln Road in Lurgan on the night of Sunday 18th December to get in touch with us. We would particularly like to hear from anyone who was in the area between 8.45pm and 9.45pm and may have had dashcam footage. Contact detectives on 101 with reference 2127 dated 19/12/2022.”

Detective Constable Caldwell continued: “Local residents will see an increase in police presence in the area over the coming hours and days. I thank the public for their continued support.

“Information can also be submitted anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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