Sunderland School Teacher named as Murder Victim

20 July 2017 Spark Reports

Police investigating after a woman was found murdered in Sunderland have now named the victim.

Julie Parkin, aged 39, was from Kirkwall Close in the city and was believed to be a school teacher at a nearby school.

Julie was found with fatal injuries at a house in Kirkwall Close earlier this morning.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Ed Small said:

“Our thoughts are with all those affected by the incredibly tragic death of Julie which we know many people will be shocked and saddened by.

“Our enquiries are continuing and a man remains in police custody. We will continue to have extra officers in the area to speak to local residents and offer reasurance.”

Anyone with information that may help the police investigation should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 13 270617 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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