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Somercotes murder inquiry: Witness sought

Jade Riley-Ward
Image caption A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with the death was taken to hospital, police have said

A person who may have contacted a murder victim on the day she died is being sought by police as a witness.

The body of Jade Riley-Ward, aged 30, was found at a house on Burke Drive, Somercotes, on 22 September. She had died of multiple stab wounds.

Officers said they wanted to trace an individual who may have contacted the victim on the day of her death concerning the purchase of a puppy.

A 22-year-old man is still being questioned on suspicion of her murder.

He was arrested on Saturday but was then taken to hospital where he remained until Monday afternoon, police said.

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