Northern Ireland

Portaferry pensioner 'died from hypothermia'

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Image caption A Post Mortem examination has revealed Ms troupe died of hypothermia

Police have said a 73-year-old woman who was found dead in Portaferry died from the effects of hypothermia.

Noreen Troupe's body was found at her home on High Street on Friday.

A preliminary post mortem examination determined the cause of death to be hypothermia.

A 66-year-old man has been unconditionally released from custody.

It is believed Ms Troupe suffered a fall during the icy weather before Christmas and had not been seen around the town for some time.

Neighbours had been leaving food at the house and when they became concerned for Ms Troupe's welfare they contacted relatives.