search

Suspected murder and suicide in Ealing

Posted on: Sunday, December 30, 2012

Detectives are investigating the suspected murder and suicide of an elderly couple in Ealing, west London.

Kim Matthews, 62, and Judith Brierley, 67, were found dead at their home in Rowan Close at around 11am on December 28 after concerned relatives contacted police.

Mr Matthews was found hanging and Mrs Brierley was found upstairs with injuries suggestive of strangulation.

 

Statement from Met Police at 2pm:

Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman in Ealing.

At around 1100hrs on Friday, 28 December, officers attended a house in Rowan Close, W5 after concerns were expressed for the occupants who had not contacted relatives over Christmas.

Upon entry officers found the body of a 62-year old man hanging. Following a search upstairs, they found the body of a 67-year-old woman. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command have launched an investigation.

A post-mortem examination held at Hillingdon Mortuary on Saturday, 29 December, gave cause of death for the woman as ligature compression of the neck.

Officers are treating this death as murder. Although formal identification has not yet taken place, the deceased is believed to be Judith Ann Brierley, 67, of Rowan Close, Ealing.

The death of the man is not believed to be suspicious. A post-mortem examination will be held on Thursday 3 January. Although formal identification has not yet taken place, he is believed to be Kim Matthews, 62, also of Rowan Close, Ealing.

Mr Matthews and Ms Brierley were long-term partners and lived together at the address. They had no children.

Inquests will open and adjourn in due course.

An incident room has opened at Hendon under Detective Chief Inspector Matt Bonner.

DCI Bonner said:"Whilst we continue to keep an open mind in relation to this investigation, we believe this to be an isolated incident with no third party involvement. I would like to express my condolences to the families of Kim and Judith at this very sad time."

Although nobody else is sought in connection with the deaths, officers wish to speak with anyone who has information that may assist the investigation, in particular anyone who knew the deceased. The incident room number is 020 8358 0200.
 

 




More News

Two convicted of manslaughter of Ibrahim Gharib
Posted on: Friday, September 19, 2014
Appeal in unsolved murder of Atek Hussain
Posted on: Friday, September 19, 2014
Murder in Uxbridge
Posted on: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Brothers jailed for Pawel Pacholak killing
Posted on: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Fourth anniversary appeal over the murder of Dr Imran Farooq
Posted on: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Two jailed for Rashid Naeem killing
Posted on: Monday, September 15, 2014
Detectives investigating two baby deaths
Posted on: Friday, September 12, 2014
Three jailed for Sabrina Moss murder
Posted on: Friday, September 12, 2014
Murder in Battersea
Posted on: Friday, September 12, 2014
Death in Hampton
Posted on: Monday, September 08, 2014
Murder in Barnet
Posted on: Saturday, September 06, 2014
Murder in Enfield
Posted on: Thursday, September 04, 2014
Murder in Edmonton
Posted on: Thursday, September 04, 2014
Murder in Walthamstow
Posted on: Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Murder in Notting Hill
Posted on: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Four guilty of killing Dean Mayley in Greenford
Posted on: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Murder in Croydon
Posted on: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Teenager jailed for life for murder of his friend
Posted on: Friday, August 22, 2014
Murder in Southall
Posted on: Friday, August 22, 2014
Death in Soho
Posted on: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Kester David unexplained death appeal
Posted on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Unexplained death of Tommy Main in Erith
Posted on: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Suspicious death of Lee Buckley in Hackney
Posted on: Monday, June 30, 2014
Suspicious death in Vauxhall
Posted on: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Suspicious death in North Kensington
Posted on: Monday, February 24, 2014
Latest News
2014 archive
2013 archive
2012 archive
2011 archive
2010 archive
RSS news feed

join our mailing list

 
CourtNewsUK menu separator Privacy menu separator Terms menu separator Accessibility menu separator Sitemap menu separator Bookmark and Share