Inquest


The inquest opens on Thursday 11th February into the deaths of 3 people found dead in a Shropshire town.

Susan McFall and her teenage daughter Francesca (As pictured) were discovered at a bungalow in Hampton Road in Oswestry in the early hours of Friday morning (5th February).

Susan's husband Hugh was later found at an industrial unit in the nearby village of St Martins - police believe it to be a family tragedy and aren't looking for anyone else.

Detective Superintendent Sheila Thornes, the officer leading the police investigation, said: "This is an extremely tragic case and the investigation into the circumstances is still in its early stages."

"However, I can confirm that although a number of witnesses are still to be seen, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation."

She said a Home Office pathologist would be conducting post mortems over the weekend to establish the cause of death and that the bungalow in Hampton Road remained cordoned off as more than 40 officers worked on the investigation.

A report on the circumstances will be prepared for the coroner for Mid and North Shropshire, Mr John Ellery.

Prayers were said on Sunday morning (7th February) at the Parish Church of St Oswald, and a condolence book was opened.

The Family:

Frankie in blue dress Frankie was studying A-levels in the 6th form at Oswestry School, an independent school close to the family home.

The last post by the teenager on her Facebook page, left just before 9pm on Thursday night, said she was "buzzing" for a Valentine's ball.

She had also previously referred to a recent family trip to New York, writing on February 1: "...I've had a taste of NY and wanna go back." 

A page set up in the teenager's memory on the social networking site already has more than 2,000 members.

Susan and Hugh

Sue Green wrote: "Just to think this time last night (Thursday) you were still putting posts on your facebook site, It breaks my heart."

Fee Lloyd wrote: "may you all rest in peace. had lots of memories with you frankie... you may be gone, but you'll never be forgotten."

Yesterday next door neighbour James Bond, 51, described Mr McFall as a "lovely, mild-mannered man" who appeared to have "acted like he was out of his mind".

He said: "He was friendly and rational and would help out at a moment's notice, he was a good friend.

"It is ludicrous, this is so out of character - Something has happened that has made him flip."

Mrs McFall is believed to have worked part-time as a cashier in a local bank while her husband is thought to have run a business selling flowers to local supermarkets, using the lock-up in St Martins.

Mrs McFall had another daughter and a son from a previous marriage.

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