Double death investigation launched

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Police say the discovery of the body of a 78-year-old man in Carr Mill Dam followed the discovery of the body of a 70-year-old woman at his home.

Officers were called to an address on Mallory Grove, Islands Brow, at about 9.20am last Tuesday (December 2).

Inside, they found the body of a 70-year-old woman. A subsequent post mortem examination showed that she had died of asphyxiation.

A police search for the other resident of the property resulted in officers finding the body of a 78-year-old man in Carr Mill Dam shortly before 1pm.

The man died as a result of drowning.

An investigation into both deaths is described as “ongoing” but, tellingly, detectives say they are not seeking anyone else in relation to either death.