Jersey

Ana Rebelo murder: 166 lines of inquiry being pursued

Ana Rebelo Image copyright States of Jersey Police

More than 166 lines of inquiry are being pursued in the murder investigation of a Jersey woman, police said.

Ana Rebelo, 51, was found dead in a property on Victoria Street, St Helier, on Tuesday 4 April.

Police said they were looking at CCTV footage and other "passive data sources" such as social media and mobile phones.

A 58-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains on police bail.

A post-mortem examination, found she was strangled or "died as a result of compression to the neck by third party".

Image caption The attack took place on Victoria Street in St Helier

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Forensic work continues at the scene and 243 "exhibits" have also been seized, said Jersey Police.

In a statement, the Rebelo family said Ana was a "loving mother" who would be "deeply missed".

"As a family, we continue to grieve her passing and try to deal with what has happened on a day to day basis.

"We are still working with the police to establish what happened and how she met her death."

St Thomas' Catholic Church in Jersey, where Mrs Rebelo worshipped, assisted her family in raising £6,000 to cover the expenses of repatriating her body to Portugal, where she was from.

A memorial service was held at the church on Tuesday.

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