Police quiz Suffolk murder suspect

DETECTIVES are continuing to quiz a murder suspect after a body was found on farmland near Framlingham.

DETECTIVES are continuing to quiz a murder suspect after a body was found on farmland near Framlingham

Police have named the body discovered as that of Jurijs Baklasovs, a 43-year-old Latvian national staying in Ipswich.

A 36-year-old Ipswich man, who is also believed to be a Latvian national, was arrested in Ipswich on suspicion of murder late on Tuesday night. Tonight, detectives were given a six-hour custody extension - until 4.45am on Thursday - to question him further.

Although detectives declined to say where the men lived, it is believed both the suspect and victim had been staying at the same house.

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Officers have been conducting searches of the farmland where Mr Baklasovs' body was found.

It is also possible that Mr Baklasovs may have not been seen for two days prior to his corpse being found.

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A Suffolk Constabulary spokeswoman yesterday declined to confirm or deny local reports that Mr Baklasovs was found with a bag over his head bound by tape.

Officers from the force's major investigation team also sealed off a property in the Cemetery Road area of Ipswich as part of the murder inquiry.

The house was searched during the course of the day.

Mr Baklasovs' body was found by a female walker just off the B1120 at New Road, not far from Brabling Green, around 12.45pm on Tuesday.

A post mortem examination has revealed Mr Baklasovs died as a result of a serious assault.

Detectives have issued an appeal for help with the inquiry as they try to ascertain how Mr Baklasovs got to the area north of Framlingham from Ipswich.

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