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Ellen Higginbottom

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Ellen Higginbottom (December 5 - June 2017) was an A-Level​ student at Winstanley College​. [2]​ [8]​ [3]​ 

 

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Ellen with a lamb

Life and Activities

She was in relationship with Ryan Warren. Her college bosses remember Ellen as being a young wonderful woman. [2]

Disappearance & Death

 At 7.20 p.m. local time, Ellen's family reported her missing after she failed to come home from Winstanley College. Friends stated they last saw her leaving college at 1pm. [8]​ [3]​ [2]​ 

 

Greater Manchester Police​ found her body at around 2.30am on Saturday, June 17, 2017, seven hours after she was reported missing in Orrell Water Park, Wigan​. [8]​ [3]​ [2]​ 

 

Investigation

 Police stated there was a report that two young women were followed by two men in the area where her body was found. [8]​ [3]​ 

 

Post-mortem​ tests found that Ellen had been killed by multiple wounds to the neck. [8]​ [2]​ 

 

An unidentified 47-year-old man of the Billinge area has been arrested on suspicion of murder​. [8]​ [2]​ Authorities are also investigating if Ellen had been sexually assaulted​. [8]​ [3]​ 

 

A second man, aged 51, was arrested in Preston, Lancashire​ on June 18, 2017. [10]​ 

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