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Gardai Believe The Suspect In Joanne Lee's Murder Is Her Estranged Husband

By kaylawalsh

February 16, 2018 at 4:54pm

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Gardai believe the suspect in Joanne Lee's murder is in fact her estranged husband. 

The body of 38-year-old Joanne was found in a wardrobe in a house on Ranelagh Road yesterday afternoon. 

 A man was discovered at the back of the property, suffering from injuries after jumping from a third floor balcony as police approached the scene. 

The suspect, who is being treated at St. Vincent's Hospital, reportedly told Gardai he "had to kill" Ms Lee. 

Speaking at a press conference today, Superintendent Gerry Delmar said the death was being treated as suspicious. 

He said that the body has not yet been positively identified, but that a postmortem is taking place today. 

It's believed the cause of death was asphyxiation, The Irish Independent reports. 

The suspect's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and Garda are planning to speak to him when he is discharged from hospital. 

 "Gardai believe that this man is Joanne's estranged husband," said Supt Delmar. 

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