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Update/video: Police now treating death of woman in Long Melford as suspicious – man’s death in Bury St Edmunds still unexplained

PUBLISHED: 17:12 14 November 2014 | UPDATED: 17:12 14 November 2014

Police remain at the scene in Long Melford after a body was discovered yesterday.

Police remain at the scene in Long Melford after a body was discovered yesterday.

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Suffolk police have announced the death of a woman in Long Melford yesterday is now being treated as suspicious.

Police  outside Ruse & Son butcher's.Police outside Ruse & Son butcher's.

However the linked incident involving a man found at the bottom of a multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds remains “unexplained” according to the force.

Officers were called to the Parkway car park at lunch time yesterday after the man, believed to be in his 30s, appeared to have fallen from an upper level at about 12.10pm. He died at the scene.

Inquiries led police to a property in Little St Mary’s, Long Melford, where the body of a woman, also in her 30s, was found.
The pair have been named locally as Oliver Ruse and his estranged wife Deborah, although police have said formal identification will not take place until Sunday with post mortem examinations scheduled for tomorrow.

Meanwhile two cordons in place in Long Melford are expected to remain until Monday while investigations into the deaths continue.

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 noon 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 area 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.”

Anyone who saw anything in either Long Melford or Bury St Edmunds, or has any information that could help police, should contact the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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