2 People Found Dead In Suffolk
14 November 2014, 17:28
UPDATE: Police are currently treating the death of a woman discovered at a house in Long Melford - as suspicious.
Police are treating the death of a woman in Long Melford yesterday, (Thus Nov 13) as suspicious, while the death of a man earlier that day in Bury St Edmunds continues to be treated as unexplained.
The couple have been named locally as Oliver Ruse and wife Deborah Ruse.
Two police cordons are in place in the village of Long Melford whilst officers continue to make enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the man and woman's deaths.
It is anticipated that these cordons will remain in place through to the weekend.
Police were called by a member of the public at around 12.10pm (13 November) with a report a man was found injured outside the Parkway car park in Bury St Edmunds.
The man who is believed to be in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene a short while later.
Enquiries lead police to an address in Park Terrace, Little St Mary's, Long Melford and at around 2.40pm the body of a woman, also believed to be in her 30s, was discovered at the scene.
Home Office post mortem examinations are expected to take place tomorrow, Saturday 15 November to try to ascertain the cause of death.
Formal identification of the man and woman has not yet taken place and is not expected to take place until Sunday.
Detective Inspector Eamonn Bridger from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team said: "We are currently treating the death of a woman at an address in Long Melford yesterday as suspicious and investigations are on-going. We'd like to speak to people who saw anyone or anything around the Park Terrace address in Long Melford yesterday between approximately 9am and 2pm.
"The death of a man outside a car park in Bury St Edmunds is currently being treated as unexplained, and we'd encourage anyone who saw activity around the Parkway car park in Bury St Edmunds at around 12noon yesterday to contact us.
Police will remain in the area while we attempt to find out what has happened, a process that could take several days. People will expect to see police officers in the areas carrying out house to house enquiries and providing a visible presence.
We are aware that there is much speculation as to what has happened but we would remind people that a number of enquiries and the post mortem examinations do need to take place before the full circumstances can be established."
If you saw anything in either Long Melford or Bury St Edmunds, or have any information that you believe could help police with their enquiries, please contact the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.