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Zoe Orton: Deptford murder inquiry after body find

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Image caption Police officers were called to Zoe Orton's home on McMillan Street on Monday

A murder investigation has been launched after the discovery of a woman's body in south-east London.

Police were called to an address on McMillan Street in Deptford on Monday morning after concerns were raised about the welfare of a resident.

The body of Zoe Orton, 46, was found by officers.

A post-mortem examination which was held on Tuesday found the cause of Ms Orton's death was "neck compression", according to police.

Her next-of-kin have been informed.

No arrests have been made as yet and police are appealing for witnesses.

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