Man in court over murder

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A MAN has appeared in court charged with murdering an elderly woman, whose body was discovered at a sheltered housing complex.

Kevin Rooney, 25, from Edinburgh, made no plea or declaration when he appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday.

The body of the 74-year-old woman was found at Longstone Park at around 2pm on Sunday.

Mr Rooney was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on November 9.