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Murder investigation over death of vulnerable Blackpool woman

An 18 year old man is being questioned after police in Blackpool launched a murder investigation over the death of a woman in the resort. Karen Marshall's body was found on Tuesday at a property on Fulwod Avenue. Initially her death was not thought to be suspicious.

“Karen lived alone and was a vulnerable lady. At some point either before or after her death her post office card was stolen and has since been used at ATM machines on Dickson Road and Westcliffe Drive. We’re very keen to identify any witnesses that may have any knowledge of this card being used or who perhaps saw anybody frequenting the address over the past week to get in touch.”

– Detective Superintendent Paul Withers, Lancashire Police
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