Police continue investigating a murder-suicide at a property in Suffolk, England after reports reveal the elderly couple were National Trust volunteers.
The East Anglian Daily Times named the couple as Jonathan and Sally Metcalf. Police found the couple at a house on Cumberland Street, Woodbridge on April 10 at 18:15. Reports show that Sally Metcalf died as a result of compression of the neck – her death istreated as murder. But, her husband died after he hung himself. His death is not being treated as suspicious. According to neighbours, there was no sign of disturbance or loud noises from within the house.
The Metcalfs moved to Woodbridge 12 years ago, where they began working as volunteers for the National Trust’s Sutton Hoo. Mrs Metcalf, 68, recently battled cancer before her death. Clare Perkins, former mayor of Woodbridge, said, “They were a lovely, wonderful couple…It is a great loss to the community.”
Reports suggest that the police have yet to formally identify either of the victims out of respsect for their family. Police appeal for anyone with information to come forward. However, they do not believe anyone else is involved with the incident.