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Murder investigation after body of woman found in River Severn

30 May 2023 2 minute read
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Dyfed-Powys Police has launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a body in the River Severn.

The body of a 34-year-old woman was discovered in the river outside Llanidloes on Sunday (28 May) at around 4pm.

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder later that day and remains in police custody.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed, or has dashcam footage of, a man and a woman in Llanidloes, or on the A470 between Llanidloes and Dolwen, on Saturday or Sunday.

The woman is described as white, 5ft 4ins, of small build, with very long dreadlocks, which were past her waist.

She was wearing a grey coloured top, dark trousers and white trainers.

The man is described as white, approximately 6ft, of stocky build with dreadlocks in his hair and a dark coloured bandana.

He was wearing a short sleeve, high vis-style jacket, T-shirt, shorts and light-coloured trainers, and was in possession of a black style bag with a single strap.

He had a small, dark-coloured dog with him.

We would also like to speak to the person who gave the man and his dog a lift between Welshpool and Shrewsbury, dropping him off near the Dinky’s Dinahs layby on Sunday.

Officers are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this matter.

Anyone who may have information that could assist the investigation is asked to get in touch through the dedicated Public Portal.

You can also contact the police by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting Quote reference: DP-20230528-120.

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