Detectives name murder victim

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Muswell Hill have today, (Monday, 20 November) named the victim as 55-year-old Catherine Burke.

At 7:03pm on Thursday, 16 November, police were called to concerns for the welfare of a resident at a residential address in Hill Road, N10.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. The body of a woman, now known to be Catherine, was found inside the property.

A post-mortem examination held on Saturday, 18 November, at Haringey Mortuary gave provisional cause of death as stab injuries.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Dave Bolton is leading on the investigation. He said: “At this stage we are keeping an open mind as to any motive and whether Catherine knew her attacker or attackers. What we are asking for is for anyone who may have seen Catherine on Wednesday, 15 November or Thursday, 16 November to get in touch.

“We are aware that her daily routine included walking her dog locally and would be interested in speaking with anyone that knew her.”

A family spokesperson said: “Catherine will be deeply missed by family and close friends. We urge anyone with any information to come forward to police. As a family we ask for privacy at this difficult time.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8785 8244, or contact the Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.

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