Video: Woman’s body found in Long Melford house after police investigate death of man who reportedly fell from Bury St Edmunds car park
23:36 13 November 2014
The death of a man who was found at the bottom of a multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds is being linked to the discovery of a woman’s body at a home in Long Melford.
The Parkway car park in Bury was cordoned off by police at lunch-time on Thursday after the man apparently fell from an upper level at about 12.10pm.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics, but was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers’ investigations then took them to a property in Little St Mary’s, Long Melford, where the body of a woman was found.
Police said both deaths were being treated as unexplained and cordons remained at both locations.
There was also a police presence outside Ruse & Son butchers, which is further along the main road from the Little St Mary’s address.
According to reports locally, the Long Melford property was home to a man and woman who had four children, but were no longer in a relationship.
A neighbour to the butcher shop described yesterday’s incidents as “awful”.
Another neighbour, who lives near the property in Little St Mary’s, said: “We are just shocked.”
The woman is believed to have only lived at the property, understood to be rented, for a couple of weeks.
Earlier in the day at the car park in Bury, shoppers and workers spoke of their shock at news of the discovery of the man’s body.
Stephen Bailey, 59, from Haverhill, who had been shopping with his wife Sue, said: “It’s not the sort of thing you expect to hear of. Unbelievable I would say.”
His wife, 54, added: “It’s just awful for the family.”
Lesley Smart, 30, from Bury, said the incident was unheard of in the town. “It’s quite frightening really,” she said.
A spokeswoman for The East of England Ambulance Service Trust said they were called to reports of an injured man outside the Parkway car park at 12.04pm. She added: “An ambulance officer, two ambulance crews and the air ambulance attended and treated a man with a life-threatening head injury.
“Despite the best efforts of the crew, there was nothing to be done and the man was declared deceased at the scene.”
A police spokeswoman said the investigation was currently in its early stages and enquiries were ongoing into the deaths of both the man and woman.
Anyone who has any information should call the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.