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Somercotes murder victim named as 30-year-old 'Jade Riley Ward'

A post mortem examination showed that Jade Ward died from multiple stab wounds. Credit: Derbyshire Police

Derbyshire Police investigating the murder of a woman in Somercotes have released the name of the victim.

Jade Riley Ward, of Burke Drive, Somercotes, was found dead just before 4pm on Saturday 22nd September.

A post mortem examination revealed that she died from multiple stab wounds.

Detective Inspector Karen Pearson, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said "We would still like to speak to a potential witness who may have had contact with the victim on the day of the incident in relation to the purchase of a puppy.

I would urge this person to come forward as they may hold information that is significant to the investigation."

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with her murder and is being held by police.