An Indian-origin woman pharmacist was found murdered in her home in northern England’s Middlesborough town, police said on Thursday. The British police is also hunting for the killer.
The body of 34 year old Jessica Patel was found at her home on The Avenue in the Linthorpe suburb of the town on Monday night.
The Local Cleveland Police said on Thursday that the cause of her death is not being released by the investigative team at this time.
“Specialist officers, including forensic teams, are working hard to establish what happened to Patel,” a Cleveland Police statement said.
“The Avenue is a busy road and detectives are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area on Monday evening to contact them. Anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the area which may assist police is also asked to come forward,” it said, adding that no arrests have been made in the case so far.
“They were a really nice, friendly couple and they’ve become popular in the area since they took over the pharmacy,” one of the couple’s neighbours said.