Fenland factory worker found dead under mattress may have been stamped to death, court hears

A FACTORY worker whose body was found under a mattress could have been stamped to death, a court was told yesterday.

Jolanta Dumciuviene, 38, was found fully clothed at her home in Milner Road, Wisbech, in May, Cambridge Crown Court heard.

A pathologist concluded that she had suffered “severe trauma to the chest”, jurors were told.

Prosecutor David Matthew said Mrs Dumciuviene suffered multiple rib fractures and internal bleeding and added: “One way could have been by someone stamping on her chest.”

Neighbour Tomas Acas, 26, denies murder.

Mr Matthew said Mrs Dumciuviene vanished after a barbecue at Acas’ home.

He said Acas’ blood and a fingerprint were found in Mrs Dumciuviene’s bedroom.

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Mr Matthew said Acas denied harming Mrs Dumciuviene but had changed his story about his whereabouts during questioning by police.

Mrs Dumciuviene and Acas were both Lithuanians who worked at a Del Monte canning factory in Wisbech and lived next door to each other, said Mr Matthew.

Jurors were told that Mrs Dumciuviene had a husband and children in Lithuania and had moved to England two years ago to earn money for her family.

The trial continues.

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