Man detained in connection with the death of Natalie McNally

Noel and Bernadette McNally, Natalie’s parents, at their Craigavon residence.

An arrest has been made by detectives looking into the murder of a pregnant woman in Co. Armagh last month.

Mid-December saw the discovery of Natalie McNally’s stabbed body at her Silverwood Green, Lurgan, residence.

The 32-year-old woman was 15 weeks along with a boy at the time.

Police reported that they detained a 46-year-old male this morning in the south Belfast region.

He was escorted to a police station in Belfast to be questioned.

The primary suspect was seen on surveillance film entering Ms. McNally’s street the night of the murder and departing about 40 minutes later, according to detectives.

A car was also impounded by the police for forensic analysis, and a £20,000 reward has been offered for information that results in the capture and conviction of her killer.

People have been urged by her family to assist in bringing the offender to justice. They claim that their daughter died in a merciless manner.

Two people were previously detained by police, but no one has been charged.

A 32-year-old man who was detained on December 19 was given a free pass and is no longer a suspect.

A second individual, also 32 years old and held on December 21, was freed on police bail pending additional investigations.

The main line of inquiry, according to detectives last week, was that Ms. McNally had been killed by someone she knew and had felt safe inviting into her house.

According to police, there is no threat to nearby women, they believe.

Her three brothers joined up on a silent vigil for Ms. McNally that was conducted last week at Parliament Buildings in Stormont.

“Whatever differences of opinions there are in this country, we know there is no difference of opinion and everybody wants to see an end to violence against women and girls” Declan, her brother, spoke to the vigil attendees.

“Everybody in society has to redouble our efforts to end violence against women and girls in memory of our sister Natalie.”

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