Woman's death in Aberdeen treated as suspicious

Published 03 November 2017
Police Scotland can confirm that the death of a woman in Aberdeen is being treated as suspicious.

At around 7.40am this morning (Friday November 3, 2017) Police Scotland was alerted to concerns for a woman within a property at a block of flats in the Rosemount Viaduct area of the city. 

Officers from the local Community Policing Team attended and sadly the body of a 20-year-old woman was discovered inside. 

Detective Chief Inspector Iain Smith, from the Major Investigation Team said: "I can confirm that the death is being treated as suspicious, and a 32-year-old man is currently detained and assisting the Major Investigation Team with its enquiries. 

"I am not able to discuss or speculate on the details of an ongoing investigation, however I must stress that we are content that this has been a contained and isolated incident. 

"Our thoughts at this tragic time are with the family and friends of the young woman involved. As formal identification is yet to take place I can't give any further details in respect of her identity, however further information may be released in due course.  

"We will continue to carry out inquiries over the next few days in the area and the local community is thanked for their patience meantime."

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Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: Aberdeen South, Midstocket/Rosemount, North East

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