A murder investigation has been launched by police following the discovery of a man’s body in Weybread.
Officers found the body around 7.15pm yesterday, Friday 3 June, in woodland not far from the home of Peter and Sylvia Stuart, who were reported as missing around 7.15am.
While formal identification is still to be carried out, the body is thought to be that of Peter Stuart.
Enquiries are continuing to locate Sylvia Stuart and police are continuing to appeal for help to trace her. She has not been seen since last Saturday, 28 May. Searches are continuing in the area this morning and work is being carried out to determine what occurred.
Family liaison officers have been appointed to support Mr and Mrs Stuart’s family.
Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Parkes said; “We are treating this as a murder enquiry and as a missing person investigation as we continue to search for Sylvia.
“We are currently carrying out a number of enquiries to find out exactly what has happened and would continue to ask anyone with information to come forward. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in this area of Weybread between Saturday 28 May and today and would ask anyone who can help to call us.”
Officers will be in the area throughout the course of the day to carry out searches and to speak to any member of the public who would like to pass on information or who would just like to talk to police.
Detectives are asking anyone who may be able to assist to call Suffolk Police on either 01473 782000 or 101, quoting CAD number 49 of today, Friday 3 June.