Police launch murder investigation after woman’s body is found at farm in Gittisham

Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a woman’s body in farm buildings in Gittisham, near Honiton, on Friday, January 3.

Emergency services were called at around 10.45pm.

Katherine Bevan, aged 53 and from Gittisham, was declared deceased at the scene.

Her next-of-kin have been informed.

A post-mortem was completed on Saturday, January 18, at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

As a consequence, officers from the Major Crime Team based in Exeter have launched a murder investigation.

A 26-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody at this time.

Anyone who feels they have information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101, quoting reference 817 of 03/03/2020.




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