Wroxham: Broads Deaths 'Domestic Incident'

4 September 2012, 13:26 | Updated: 4 September 2012, 13:43

Detectives investigating the deaths of two people found in the Norfolk Broads near Wroxham are treating it as a domestic incident.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in water on the Norfolk Broads at the weekend, but are telling Heart they think it was a domestic incident.

A post mortem carried out yesterday, found that the woman had died before entering the water and that the likely cause of death was strangulation.

The man had died from drowning. 

The woman's 13 year old daughter was found alone by police officers on the couple's holiday hire boat close to Salhouse Little Broad on Saturday September 1 after the boat was not returned to the hire company. The bodies were recovered the following day. The teenager has been interviewed by specially trained police officers and is being comforted by family members. 

Det Supt Jes Fry from the Norfolk and Suffolk joint Major Investigation Team, who has been over-seeing the investigation, said: "The interests of the young girl and other family members have remained our primary concern from the very outset of this investigation. 

"This is a tragic set of circumstances and we continue our enquiries on behalf of the Norfolk Coroner who will consider the full sequence of events and evidence gathered at inquest. We will therefore not be releasing any further investigative updates or commenting on speculation."

The names of the deceased will be confirmed by police once formal identification procedures have taken place, which are in the process of being undertaken.

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