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Murder police are given more time

Ermatati Rodgers
Ermatati Rodgers has lived in Wrexham for 11 years

Police investigating the disappearance of a 41-year-old Indonesian woman have been given more time to question a a man on suspicion of her murder.

Ermatati Rodgers, known as Tati, was last seen at shops near Gwersyllt three and a half months ago.

A 26-year-old man from the Wrexham area was arrested on Monday.

An inquiry began when North Wales Police received a report that Ms Rodgers had not been seen since 4 January. Her body has not been found.

Officers later released CCTV images of Ms Rodgers shopping in Somerfield that day.

Ms Rodgers had lived alone in Wrexham for 11 years and had planned to travel to Indonesia in February.

CCTV images
Ms Rodgers was spotted in a Somerfield store on 4 January

On the day she disappeared, she sent a text message to a friend arranging to meet at lunchtime the following day.

But she did not turn up and her friend later raised the alarm.

North Wales Police said her family had been informed of the latest developments through liaison with the Indonesian Embassy.

  • Police have been given a further 36 hours to question the man in custody.

    In a separate case, Sean Lewis, 38, has been remanded in custody by Wrexham magistrates charged with murdering Lee Armstrong, 27, at the flat they shared in Flint on Sunday night.

    Mr Lewis, of Perrins Walk, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

    There was no application for bail and he was remanded in custody until a preliminary hearing at Mold Crown Court on 25 April. He did not enter a plea.




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