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Womans death treat as murder after husband jumps to his death

Officers investigating the death of a woman in Long Melford on Thursday (13 November) are treating her death as murder, while the death of a man on the same day in Bury St Edmunds is still being treated as unexplained.

Police were called by a member of the public at around 12.10pm on Thursday reporting that a man had been found injured outside the Parkway car park in Bury St Edmunds. The man, who has been named as Oliver Ruse, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene a short while later.

A post mortem examination has confirmed that he died of serious internal and head injuries, consistent with a fall from a height. His death is currently being treated as unexplained by police and enquiries are on-going.

Following the incident in Bury St Edmunds, enquiries led police to an address in Park Terrace, Little St Mary’s, Long Melford and at around 2.40pm the body of 39-year-old Deborah Ruse was discovered at the scene.

A post mortem examination has confirmed that she died of significant head injuries.

DI Eamonn Bridger said: “We are continuing our investigations into the two deaths, and I’d urge anyone who witnessed anything in either Bury St Edmunds or Long Melford at around the time of the incidents to contact us.

“Police are continuing to provide support to both families whose focus is very much on the welfare of Oliver and Deborah’s four children.”

If you have any information that you believe could help police with their enquiries, please contact the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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