Belfast police believe Patricia Bardon was murdered

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Elm Court
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Patricia Bardon was found dead at Elm Court, off Donegall Pass in south Belfast

Police have begun a murder investigation following a post-mortem examination on the body of a woman found dead in her south Belfast flat.

The death of Patricia Bardon, 51, of Elm Court, off Donegall Pass, was reported to police on Monday afternoon.

A 53-year-old man arrested on Monday is still being questioned.

Detectives had been treating Ms Bardon's death as suspicious; their murder investigation began following tests to determine how she died.