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Cops complete probe in woman’s murder

Monday, August 25, 2014
Develyn Simpson.

Police are expected to receive instructions later today on what charges are to be laid against the 33-year-old suspect held for the killing of mother of two Develyn Simpson. Simpson was bludgeoned with a gas tank inside her apartment in Princes Town  last Thursday. Yesterday homicide investigators completed their file on Simpson’s death and are expected to hand it over to the Director of Public Prosecutions today for instructions.

The suspect, of New Grant, was arrested on Thursday afternoon after Simpson’s body was found. Simpson, 32, was heard screaming out for help from her Matilda Junction, Princes Town apartment. Neighbours, too afraid to respond to the woman’s pleadings, contacted the Princes Town Police Station. Police broke open the door to Simpson’s apartment and found her  body. A gas tank and broken knife were also found near her body.

Simpson’s two children, a ten-year-old boy and seven-year-old girl, were not at home at the time. They were staying at their grandmother’s house at Brother’s Road, Williamsville.