Norfolk: Inquest Verdict Into Broads Deaths

29 January 2013, 14:24

The inquest into the deaths of two people on the Norfolk Broads has recorded a verdict of unlawful killing and suicide.

The bodies were found at the beginning of September after a 13-year-old girl was found alone on a boat moored at Salhouse Broad.

49-year-old Annette Creegan's body was found in the water.  She had been strangled, tied up and her body had been weighed down.  Police believe she had been in the water a week.  Her death has been recorded as an unlawful killing.

41-year-old John Didier's body was also found nearby in the Broad and had weights tied to him.  His death has been recorded as a suicide.

Detective Inspector Gary Bloomfield said a thorough investigation was carried out. Outside the inquest, he added that officers had found no evidence of any tension in the relationship and Mr Didier's motive remained unclear.