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Natalie McNally murder: Police issue update on two men arrested over Lurgan killing

Natalie McNally Lurgan

A man arrested in the hours after the discovery of a Lurgan woman’s body is no longer being treated as a suspect.

Detectives investigating the murder of Natalie McNally say the 32-year-old, arrested on December 19, “has been released unconditionally and is no longer a suspect”.

Meanwhile, a second man arrested on December 21, also aged 32, has been released on police bail to allow for further enquiries.

Ms McNally, who was 15 weeks pregnant with a baby boy who her heartbroken family have since named Dean, was stabbed to death in her own home on Sunday, December 18.

Earlier today, Detective Chief Inspector Neil McGuinness, said: “Our investigation into what was a violent murder, remains ongoing, and we are continuing to appeal to anyone with any information which may assist us, to come forward.

“Last week, we released CCTV footage, which shows a man, carrying a rucksack, arriving at Silverwood Green on Sunday night at 8.52pm. Then, at 9.30pm, we see him walking out of Silverwood Green. He appears to be wearing white footwear, possibly trainers.

“Our efforts to identify the individual captured in this footage remain ongoing, and we would appeal to anyone who believes they recognise this person, to get in touch.”

Photo of Natalie McNally provided by family

Photo of Natalie McNally provided by Family via FLO

DCI McGuinness continued: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the public for their help so far, and again highlight a reward of up to £20,000 from Crimestoppers, who are a charity and are independent of the police.

“The reward is being offered for information given directly to Crimestoppers that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Natalie’s murder. Crimestoppers take information completely anonymously, meaning they will never ask for or store any of your personal details.

“Contact Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111 or online at There is no caller line display, no 1471 facility and computer IP addresses are never traced.

“You can also contact police directly by calling 101 and quoting reference number 2127 of 19/12/22.”

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