The identity of a woman found dead in a house in Lancashire has been revealed, and a man is set to appear in court, facing charges of her murder. Authorities responded to a residence on Congress Street in Chorley after receiving reports of a sudden death around 2:30 am on Friday (May 26).
Upon arrival, officers discovered the lifeless body of 37-year-old Fiona Robinson, who had relocated to Chorley from Barrow-in-Furness last year, according to Lancashire Police.
A post-mortem examination conducted by the Home Office determined that Ms. Robinson succumbed to multiple injuries. Her family has been notified and is receiving support from specially trained officers provided by the police force, told The SUN.
A 26-year-old man, Jason Gowen of Congress Street, Chorley, was apprehended at the scene and has been charged with murder. He is scheduled to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court on Monday (May 29).
While the investigation continues, detectives are urging anyone with information that could assist their inquiries to come forward. DCI Mark Haworth-Oates of Lancashire Police’s Major Investigation Team expressed condolences to Fiona’s loved ones and emphasized the ongoing efforts to provide them with answers.
“We are appealing for any information that could help us piece together what happened,” said DCI Haworth-Oates. “Perhaps you know something you think could be relevant or perhaps you were in the area on Thursday into the early hours of Friday morning and heard something suspicious.”