Waldringfield: Man who died at farmland was just metres from home

A man found dead on farmland in Waldringfield, was discovered just metres from his home address, it has today emerged.

The bodies of John Parsons, 46, and 42-year-old Davina Hamilton were discovered on farmland in the picturesque village by a dog walker at about 7.25am on Friday, December 16.

As Greater Suffolk coroner Dr Peter Dean opened and adjourned the inquests into the two sudden deaths, new details emerged about the case.

Mr Parsons lived in Lugano Avenue, Martlesham, a residential street separated from Newbourne Road by fields.

And Ms Hamilton, a mum-of-one, had lived in Swinburne Road in the Whitton area of Ipswich.

Suffolk police are keeping an open mind about the circumstances surrounding the discovery of Mr Parsons and Ms Hamilton’s bodies, next to a grey Mitsubushi car at Howes Farm in Newbourne Road.

Initial post mortem results proved inconclusive, failing to establish an exact cause of death. A Suffolk police spokesman said officers are awaiting the results of toxicology tests, in a bid to determine what caused the deaths.

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However police have said there were no obvious injuries to the bodies and no evidence was found of any third-party involvement.

Friends previously said the mother-of-one had been in a relationship with Mr Parsons until it ended a couple of weeks before the pair were found dead.

One town resident, who wished only to be known as Tracey, paid tribute to Ms Hamilton, in the days after her death.

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.

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

The deaths continue to be treated as unexplained.

Anyone with information about the tragedy is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101.