First pictures of ‘devoted’ mum-of-three cop, 39, found ‘murdered’ at Poynton Park lake in Cheshire
THESE are the first pictures of a tragic police officer who was found “murdered” in a lake in Cheshire today.
Mum-of-three Leanne McKie, 39, was a serving cop with Greater Manchester Police.
Her body was found at Poynton Park Lake near Macclesfield, Cheshire, at 3.45am this morning.
Within hours police had arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of her murder.
Friends said the devoted mum from Wilmslow, Cheshire, “doted” on her children — and she was called a “perfect” parent.
Mrs McKie’s Facebook page had dozens of touching family snaps including a man believed to be her 43-year-old husband Darren.
He has also served as an officer with Greater Manchester Police.
One pal described them as “such a beautiful beautiful family”.
Body of female police officer Leanne McKie found in a lake near Manchester
Paying tribute to her, Detective Inspector Adam Waller said: “Leanne was a mother of three young children and a serving police officer in Greater Manchester Police.
“Our thoughts at this difficult time are with Leanne’s family, friends and colleagues.”
Earlier the Cheshire Police Det Insp said her death “appears to be an isolated incident”.
“A 43-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the incident; he is assisting officers with their inquiries”, he said.
No other suspects are being investigated and a cordon remains in place around the popular beauty spot.
Det Insp Waller added: “I would like reassure local residents that at this stage this appears to be an isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in relation to her death.
“I would urge also to ask anyone who believes they may have witnessed what happened, saw anything suspicious or unusual, or has any information which could assist officers with their enquiries, to contact us on 101 quoting incident number 93 of September 29.”
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