Waldringfield: Vicar leads tributes to couple found dead by car

The people of Whitton are mourning their loss.

Those were the words of Reverend Andrew Dotchin after his congregation began to express their sense of loss at the deaths of two Ipswich residents.

The bodies of Davina Hamilton, 42, and John Parsons, 46, were found next to a grey Mitsubishi by a man at Howes Farm, in Newbourne Road, Waldringfield on Friday morning.

Their deaths have left town residents feeling shocked, while police are still trying to piece together what happened to the pair.

Revd Dotchin said: “The people of Whitton are mourning their passing.

“They have been expressing their sense of loss.”

A police spokeswoman said: “Post mortem examinations failed to establish a cause of death for either of the deceased, both from the Ipswich area, so further tests are to be carried out.”

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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.

Paramedics were also called to the farmland where they confirmed the pair were dead.

James Taylor, who owns the farm where the bodies were found, said previously that a member of his staff made the discovery.

He said he was shocked by the deaths and described them as tragic, particularly so close to Christmas.

Residents in the area, and in neighbouring Newbourne, were left in a state of shock when they found out about the news.

Their deaths came just a week after the bodies of Beverley Farrow and Darren Hunt were found at a house in Walker Chase, five miles away in Kesgrave.

Police found Mrs Farrow’s body in one of the bedrooms, while Mr Hunt was discovered in a detached garage.

In what is understood to be a murder-suicide, post mortem results found Mrs Farrow had been strangled and Mr Hunt had died as a result of hanging.

n Would you like to pay tribute to Davina Hamilton and John Parsons? Contact The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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