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Pensioner’s sudden death sparks police investigation

The sudden death of an elderly Camlough lady at the weekend that sparked a police investigation is not being treated as suspicious, the PSNI has said.

The body of Maeve Morgan, aged in her early 80s, was discovered on Saturday morning in the garden of her home on the Newry Road, close to Carrickcruppen GFC grounds.  The find prompted a police investigation into the circumstances of the pensioner’s unexpected passing and the main Newry to Camlough Road, between St. Paul’s High School and Camlough village, was closed to traffic for a number of hours while forensic officers carried out an examination of the property.  On Saturday evening, a spokesperson for the PSNI confirmed the death was deemed non-suspicious although the house remains under forensic protection pending results of a post mortem.

Mother-of-three Mrs Morgan lived alone and was pre-deceased by her husband Horace just three months ago.  A well-known and extremely popular lady, her sudden passing is a distressing blow to her son and daughters, so soon after the loss of their father who died in August.