DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have launched a murder enquiry following the death of a 39 year old woman at a flat in the Haywood Avenue area of south Belfast on Wednesday 22 April.
The Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney said: “We can now name the victim as Emma Jane McParland.
“She died from injuries following stabbing in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
“My thoughts go out to the victim’s family and friends at this tragic time.
“A 21 year old male who was arrested as part of the investigation, has now been charged with her murder and is due to appear in Belfast Magistrates’ Court shortly.
“I am keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of Haywood Avenue at around 1.30 am and saw or heard anything suspicious to contact Detectives from the Major Investigation Team at Ladas Drive Police Station on 101 quoting reference 106 22/04/20.
“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”