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Detectives issue update on Devon murder investigation

Detectives issue update on Devon murder investigation

Published by Emma Carton at 7:25am 12th June 2019. (Updated at 2:49pm 12th June 2019)

Detectives leading a murder investigation in Devon confirm a man found dead in a nearby village is their only suspect.

The inquiry began when a 73-year-old man was stabbed to death on his doorstep in Kingsteignton.

Police were scrambled to Chockland Road just before 9.30pm on Sunday.

The victim was rushed to Torbay Hospital but, tragically, he could not be saved.

On Monday, officers were called to reports of a body in a car at Labrador Bay in the nearby village of Shaldon.

They say the 42-year-old man is their only suspect and do not think his death was suspicious.

The attack in Kingsteignton is now being treated as an isolated incident.

"The man found deceased within a car near Labrador Bay is our only suspect in relation to the murder and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death, which we are treating as an isolated incident.

"This has come as a huge shock to the family and loved ones of those involved.

"The family are being supported by specialist family liaison officers and relatives have asked that they are left alone and given the space they need to come to terms with what has happened.

"A number of police officers and specialist resources will continue to remain in the area as enquiries on behalf of the coroner continue.

"We would like to thank the local community for their assistance and support throughout this tragic case".

Detective Superintendent Mike West

A file will be prepared for the coroner and the matter will now be progressed by them in relation to the cause of the two deaths.

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