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…partner admits to murderPolice in ‘F’ Division (Interior Locations) have discovered the decomposed body of 23-year-old Patricia David of Eyelash Backdam, North West District (NWD) in a shallow grave.Based on investigations, it is believed that the woman had been murdered at some time between October 1 and November 15, and her body was dumped in the shallow grave. The body was found at Eyelash Backdam more than a month later, on November 15.Meanwhile, Police have since arrested a 27-year-old pork-knocker of South Sophia, Greater Georgetown who had been sharing a common law relationship with the now dead woman. The suspect has since admitted to killing David.He reportedly told investigators that one night he and David got into an argument and he “beat” the woman. According to the suspect, the following morning, when he woke up he found the woman “stiff” in bed.It is believed that after finding the woman dead in bed, the suspect dumped her body in the shallow grave nearby.Charges will be laid this week.