Mother and son found dead formally identified – boy’s death ‘being treated as murder’
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Two people who died in Ipswich last week have now been formally identified following post-mortem examinations.
Kia Russell, 19 and her son Kamari, aged two, were found dead in a property on Swinbourne Road on Wednesday, March 6, by medical workers.
Police officers were called by the East of England Ambulance Service to the house, at 5.00pm to reports that a woman’s body had been discovered. A young boy also found at the premises was treated by paramedics but sadly died at the scene.
In a statement, Suffolk police said: “Home Office post-mortem examinations have been carried-out today Tuesday 12 March and concluded that Kamari Russell died as a result of compression of the neck, pending further tests. His death is being treated as murder.
“Kia Russell was also determined to have died as a result of compression of the neck, pending further tests. Her death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.
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“The families involved are being supported by specialist officers.
“Detectives do not believe that there is anyone else directly involved with this incident and the investigation into the deaths continues.”
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Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 37/12929/19.