Police name husband and wife involved in Worle murder inquiry

PUBLISHED: 18:09 24 January 2017 | UPDATED: 18:09 24 January 2017

Police have identified the couple involved in the Worle murder inquiry as Ann and Edward Furneaux.

Police have identified the couple involved in the Worle murder inquiry as Ann and Edward Furneaux.


A 70-year-old woman who is believed to have been murdered by her husband at their marital home in Worle has been formally identified – with her husband named as the person who died in a crash on the toll road on the same day.

Forensic Investigators were at the house in Pilgrim's Way, in Worle, on Friday.Forensic Investigators were at the house in Pilgrim's Way, in Worle, on Friday.

The body of Ann Furneaux was found in Pilgrims Way on Thursday.

Police launched a murder investigation yesterday (Monday) and announced her death was linked to a crash on the toll road – a mile and a half away from the property.

Mrs Furneaux’s husband – 74-year-old Edward Furneaux – died in the crash. One of the couple’s neighbours told the Mercury they believed police found Mrs Furneaux’s body when they went to the couple’s address to inform her husband’s death.

A spokesman from Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: “We’re not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder inquiry.

“Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the couple.”

The couple’s neighbour said Mr and Mrs Furneaux seemed ‘completely normal’, and said the quiet Worle street has been left in shock following the crime.

* For the full story pick up a copy of the Mercury on Thursday.

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