Bury St Edmunds: Floral tributes to woman found dead in pub car park

Floral tributes to Mary Roberts

Floral tributes to Mary Roberts - Credit: Archant

FLORAL tributes have been left for a woman who was found dead in the car park of a town centre pub.

Four bunches of flowers and a potted plant have been placed at the base of a tree in the grounds of the St Edmunds Tavern, in Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds.

It comes as police today renewed their appeal for witnesses to the incident.

One message on a card said: “Gonna miss u lots, Dad, Wally and Joey will make sure you are safe. I will alaywas be there for your family. RIP Mary xx. Roxine and Family.”

Another read: “I’m sorry. Missing you, my extra sister xxx. From Paula and family.”

Regulars at the pub this lunchtime, which had been closed following the discovery of the body, said they did not know of the dead woman Mary Roberts, who police said was of no fixed address.

However, one drinker said he knew her brother who had since died and thought she lived outside the town.

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The body of the 50-year-old was found at around 9am on Wednesday.

Officers are renewing their appeal for anyone who was in the pub and the Risbygate Street area from Tuesday evening and through to the early hours of Wednesday to get in contact.

Police have also lifted the final cordon that remained in place in Petch Close.

Two men, aged 55 and 59 and both from the Bury, were arrested on suspicion of murder and last night released on police bail.

Forensic officers have been carrying out a fingertip search of homes believed to belong to the two men.

A post-mortem examination has failed to establish the cause of her death and further tests are now being carried out.

Police were not able to say how long Ms Roberts’ body had been in the car park before it was seen.

Calls in relation to the incident should be made to the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Would you like to pay tributes to Mary? If so contact the newsdesk on 01473 324736 email news@eadt.co.uk or russell.cook@archant.co.uk

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