Police carry out tests to help solve double death mystery

IPSWICH/WALDRINGFIELD: Police are waiting for the results of toxicology tests as they attempt to piece together how two Ipswich residents died.

The bodies of Davina Hamilton, 42, and John Parsons, 46, were found lying next to a grey Mitsubishi on Howes Farm, in Newbourne Road, Waldringfield, on Friday, December 16.

Officers are now keeping an open mind about the case after post-mortem examinations failed to establish a cause of death for the pair.

Over the course of the next two weeks a series of tests will be carried out, with officers insisting they are still looking at all possibilities for the cause of death.

Friends previously said the mother-of one had been in a relationship with Mr Parsons until it ended a couple of weeks ago.


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One town resident, who wished only to be known as Tracey, paid tribute to Ms Hamilton, who was known to residents throughout the Whitton estate where she is believed to have lived.

She said: “She was a fantastic girl and a very funny girl. She always used to recognise me when I was out on my bike.

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She was lovely – it’s very sad – she will be missed.”

The deaths continue to be treated as unexplained.

However, police said there were no injuries to the bodies and no evidence of any third-party involvement.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said they were still looking into all possibilities.

He said: “There were no injuries to the bodies but it is important to retain an open mind about what has happened until further tests are carried out and we can establish exactly what has taken place.”

Police today renewed their appeal for information. Anyone with information about the tragedy is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101.

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