Police granted another 36 hours to quiz Earls Barton murder suspect

A man arrested over the murder a woman in Earls Barton who was shot in the head will remain in custody for the next 36 hours as police continue to question him.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 4:00 pm

The 69-year-old from Northampton is being held on suspicion of killing former Northamptonshire County Council worker Marion Price, 63, who was found dead in her car in a private residential car park in Elderton Way shortly after 8pm on Sunday, December 15.

A post-mortem examination carried out at Leicester Royal Infirmary on Monday found she died as a result of a shotgun wound.

Police were granted a 24-hour extension to continue interviewing him yesterday. They now have another 36 hours after a new extension was granted at Northampton Magistrates' Court today.

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The scene in Elderton Way

Marion knew the man who is suspected of killing her.

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He said: “Marion, a much loved mum, grandmother, daughter and sister, tragically died after suffering serious injuries. Specialist trained officers are supporting her family and our thoughts remain with them at this extremely difficult time.

“Our investigation into what happens continues to progress well, however I would still like to appeal for anyone who may have witnessed, or has information, which would assist with this enquiry to come forward."

Marion (Centre) with her son Gary and daughter Toni

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information, no matter how insignificant they think it may be, is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 504 of 15/12/19.

Alternatively, if they would prefer to remain anonymous, they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.