Died 24th May 2014

Wendy Ambrose (77) was found dead at a house in Chapel Road, Boxted, on the Suffolk and Essex border on 24th May 2014. She had been shot twice, in the face and head.

Harold Ambrose (82) is believed to have murdered her. He then shot himself.

It was reported that Wendy Ambrose and her husband had been married for 50 years and had a daughhter.

Ambrose called police to tell them he had shot Wendy Ambrose and planned to shoot himself. Armed police attended the property and discovered the gunman’s body in the back garden. Ms Ambrose’s body was found in a chair in the sittingroom.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Simon Werrett, said: “The post mortem examinations have been completed and both died from their shotgun wounds.
This was consistent with the evidence the forensic officers found at the scene and the initial telephone call to the police. I do not believe anyone else was involved in their deaths. Our enquiries will continue and a report will be submitted to HM Coroner in due course. The house will remain under police control while other searches are ongoing.”

Neighbours say Ms Ambrose had been diagnosed with cancer and that her husband was suffering from dementia.

Note: Report was drawn from reports in the Ipswich Star, the BBC and EADT24.

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