OAP died from gunshot wound
POLICE today confirmed that Glenda Walker, who was found dead at her home in Great Bealings, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.Mrs Walker's body was discovered at her home at Meadow Cottage, off Lodge Road, by officers at 8.
POLICE today confirmed that Glenda Walker, who was found dead at her home in Great Bealings, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Mrs Walker's body was discovered at her home at Meadow Cottage, off Lodge Road, by officers at 8.20am yesterday.
A murder inquiry was launched and a 65-year-old man, believed to be her husband John, was arrested shortly before 9am yesterday on suspicion of murder.
Today the suspect remains in custody at Ipswich police station and is continuing to help police with their inquiries.
You may also want to watch:
Detectives have applied for 12 hour extension to quiz the man further.
In cases of such a serious nature a senior police officer can authorise detention for a further 12 hours.
- 1 Man caught in Ipswich park paedophile sting jailed for more than two years
- 2 Should buses be kept out of Ipswich's Upper Brook Street?
- 3 Ipswich teenage boy arrested over stabbing
- 4 Family 'devastated' after elderly man's Reliant Robin tipped over
- 5 Ipswich lorry drivers raise a glass as haulage firm launches in-house watering hole
- 6 Couple avoid jail for campaign of harassment against neighbour
- 7 Five of the best places to cure your hangover in Ipswich
- 8 Farmland 'years away' from development, says builder
- 9 Woman accused of fraudulently giving £75k to son while bankrupt
- 10 Man taken to hospital after becoming stuck in mud in Ipswich riverbank
A police spokeswoman said today: " I can confirm that a 12 hour extension has been applied for in order to question the suspect further."
Suffolk police are refusing to name the man held in custody.
The spokeswoman added: "The name of the man in custody will not be released unless he is charged with an offence."
A post mortem examination carried out by a Home Office pathologist yesterday confirmed that the cause of death was a result of a single gun shot to the chest.
At this stage in the investigation, police are not releasing any details as to how they became aware of the woman's body or to the type of gun used in the killing.
Scenes of crime officers spent yesterday examining the murder scene and police were unable to confirm whether a gun was taken away from the property for forensic examination.
The senior-investigating officer leading the murder enquiry is Detective Chief Inspector Tim Beach.
Under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, persons brought in for questioning cannot normally be held for more than 24 hours before being charged or released.
If a serious offence is being investigated a senior police officer can authorise detention for a further 12 hours which can be extended up to a total of 96 hours but only with the approval of a magistrates court.