Update: Care home Murder investigation

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A 36 year-old Southampton woman has been bailed on suspicion of  murder following the  death of a 96-year-old woman at Abbey House Care Home, in Netley Abbey on Saturday, September 13.

Police have described the death of  resident Ethel Baldwin – known as ‘Joyce’ –  as “suspicious” and initially arrested the suspect  on Friday (19 September) following a  post mortem examination was held earlier in the week.

The suspect is on police bail until Tuesday, December 2, 2014 pending further enquiries.

Police said in a statement:

“Specialist officers have been liaising with the care home and family members to establish the circumstances of this death and to ensure the safeguarding of other residents at the care home.”