Police do not believe anybody else was involved in the gun shot killing of a couple at Wiggenhall St Mary, near King’s Lynn
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A couple whose bodies were found at a bungalow near King’s Lynn following an incident in the early hours have been named as Stephen Muncaster, 47, and Alison Muncaster, 48.
The man’s body was found in the front garden of the bungalow while the body of woman is believed to have been found inside the property.
Detectives from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team say initial leads show they do not believe anybody else is involved in the deaths.
Officers responded to a call from the East of England Ambulance Service concerning the safety of two residents just after midnight.
On arrival, the body of a man was discovered in the front garden of a bungalow in Stow Road.
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Detective Superintendent Paul Durham said: “As a result of our initial investigation this morning there is no evidence to suggest that anyone else was involved in this incident.
“However, our investigation into the full circumstances surrounding their deaths will continue. At the moment it is thought that both of them died from gunshot wounds and a firearm has been located at the scene.
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“Home Office post mortems will take place in due course and we will seek to formally identify the couple as soon as possible.”
The bodies were discovered at the home in Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, near King’s Lynn.
Police sealed off the property for forensic examinations to continue by crime scene investigators.
An incident tent has been put up in the front garden. The road has also been closed to preserve the scene for further investigation.
DS Durham said: “While I understand how shocking the news of this incident must be for neighbours of the two people involved and other local residents, I can reassure them that we are putting all our efforts into establishing the circumstances surrounding their deaths.”
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) said: “We got a call at 12.08am and sent two ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance officer.
“There were two patients but sadly there was nothing that could be done for them and they were declared dead at the scene.”
James Kidney, landlord of The Cock pub, Church Road, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, said they “saw blue lights go past at about midnight” but did not think much of it as the road is used as a “cut through from the police station”.
He said: “It’s a bit of a shock. Things like that don’t happen around here.”