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Maxton woman murdered

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman, who lived in Maxton near Jedburgh, was found dead in a house in West Sussex.

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Detectives keeping an 'open mind' about Sussex murder

Police are still looking for the person responsible for the murder of an artist in Sussex.

Valerie Graves, 55, was found dead with significant head and facial injuries on 30 December 2013 in the bedroom of a property she was house sitting.

Ms Graves had graduated in textile design seven years ago and set up her own crafts studio at Harestanes near Jedburgh.

She had only moved to Sussex in the past few months to look after her elderly mother.

Police have still to make an arrest in connection with the incident.

Detectives say they are keeping an open mind as to the motive for the murder. The possibility of a break-in at the property has not been ruled out.

"There is no update at the moment. The investigation is continuing and we have a large team of detectives working on the case."

– Sussex Police

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