Waltham Abbey: Man And Woman Found Dead Identified

Police have named a man and woman found dead in the Waltham Abbey area on Monday (7 October).

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The body of 34-year-old Junella Valentine, was discovered after police were called to her home at in Harveyfields at about 10.40am.

A post mortem examination carried out yesterday (Wednesday 9 October) showed a provisional cause of death as stab injuries.

The man was identified as Kevin Ayton, 35, of the same address, whose body was found earlier that day at a park in nearby Cheshunt.

A post mortem examination, also carried out yesterday, resulted in a provisional cause of death as hanging.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are continuing to investigate Miss Valentine's death as murder.

Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Mark Hall, said: "We are still appealing for any information about Miss Valentine's death. We also want to hear from anyone who may have any information about the events that led to her murder and also the death of Mr Ayton.

"We especially want to find out more about Mr Ayton's movements between Sunday night and into Monday morning. If you do have any information, no matter how insignificant it might be, please call us as soon as possible. It is important that you get in touch."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Brentwood Major Crime Team on 101 or email scdappeals@essex.pnn.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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