Brighton man held on suspicion of murder after woman's body found

Posted On 11 Apr 2011 at 6:51 pm

Detectives have started a murder investigation after a woman was found dead in a Brighton flat this afternoon (Monday 11 April).

Sussex Police said that officers were called to an incident in Upper Lewes Road, Brighton, at 2.20pm.

When they arrived at the flat they found the body of a woman in her fifties.

A 50-year-old man from Brighton was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

The man has been taken into custody and is due to be questioned.

Inquiries are continuing to establish the cause of the woman’s death.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

  1. Linda Scott Reply

    The lady, Karen Simmonds, is my niece from my previous marriage which lasted 30 years. I saw her grow up and feel sorry that she had a tragic end. She had been troubled for many of the later years and now she rests in peace.
    I remember her well as a child, teenager and young woman, and keep thinking about her and wondering what happened last Monday 11 April 2011.
    Please keep me informed of all your enquiries.
    Thank you
    Linda Scott nee Nutley

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