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Two Pensioners Found Dead Near Newquay

Two Pensioners Found Dead Near Newquay

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:40pm 4th March 2016. (Updated at 6:07pm 4th March 2016)

The bodies of two pensioners have been found at a house near Newquay.

Police discovered the 70 year old man and 69 year old woman at Quintrell Downs.

They were called on Wednesday lunchtime after concerns were raised about the welfare of two people at the property.

Detectives say the woman's death is being treated as suspicious and their families have been told.

Officers are carrying out house-to-house enquiries but say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with what happened.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of the bodies of two people at a house in Newquay.

"Officers attended an address in Quintrell Downs at 12.35pm on Wednesday [2 March] following concerns for the welfare of a man and woman at the property.

"On arrival officers found the 70-year-old man and 69-year-old woman deceased inside the house.

"The woman’s death is being treated as suspicious and detectives have launched an enquiry into the circumstances surrounding both deaths. Next of kin have been informed.

"A scene guard remains at the property while a forensic examination and searches are conducted, and police are carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the area."

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Ian Ringrose, from the Force Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “This investigation is at a very early stage and enquiries continue to establish the circumstances around the deaths.  However at this time we are not looking for any other person in connection with this incident.”

Police are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to this incident. Please contact police on 101, quoting reference EN/004342/16.

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