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Suspicious Deaths

PSNI appeal to Dromore community for information on deaths of three women

Michelle Bickerstaff died in April last year, while Margaret Weise passed away in August six years ago and Elizabeth McKee died in December 2002.

PSNI DETECTIVE INVESTIGATING the deaths of three women in Dromore, Co Down over the past 11 years are appealing specifically to the community in the area to contact them with information about the deaths.

Mother-of-four Michelle Bickerstaff (47) died in April last year, while the other two deaths which are understood to be connected to each other occurred in 2007 and 2002. Margaret Weise was 50 years old when she passed away in August six years ago. Elizabeth McKee was 52 when she died in December 2002.

We are keen to speak with anyone who may have any information which could assist us and I would urge members of the community in Dromore to contact us.

People may have been reluctant to come forward in the past but I can assure you that any information given to the police will be treated in the utmost confidence.

Your information could provide us with the vital link to enable us to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion, said Detective Chief Inspector, Richard Harkness.

The suspect, a 66-year-old man, is being questioned in relation to the deaths and a number of other offences at Antrim police station.

You can contact detectives on 0044 28 38315339 or at the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Related: Man arrested over suspicious deaths of three women in Dromore>

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