The wife of a BT executive was found dead with severe head and neck injuries in her £ 1.6 million replica Georgian home in London.
66-year-old Suzanne Winnister was found collapsed on Tuesday in the closed property in a leafy cul-de-sac in the village of Bexley, southeast London.
An autopsy yesterday revealed that Ms. Winnister, who had previously worked for Standard Chartered before retiring, died of severe neck and head injuries.
She lived in the house with her husband Les, the neighbors said today.
Suzanne Winnister (right), 66, was found collapsed on Tuesday in the closed property in a leafy cul-de-sac in the village of Bexley, southeast London. She was later pronounced dead by the paramedics present. His husband Les (left) is a senior BT manager
Police were called at around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday after the nameless woman was found collapsed in the village of Bexley, south east London. Police on site today
City police have opened a homicide investigation while a 68-year-old man who is believed to be known has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A second man, aged 64, who was also arrested as part of the investigation, was released by the investigated police.
It is believed that Mr. and Mrs. Winnister moved into the sprawling Georgian mansion six years ago when they rented out another property worth £ 767,000.
A retired neighbor at his second home said, “Les worked for BT – he was in management there about 15 years ago.
& # 39; He was a really nice guy. Les and Sue were just a very nice, respectful and friendly couple. I don't remember they had children. & # 39;
He added, "It's so tragic what happened – it's such a shock."
Officers today occupied a cordon at the top of Becketts Close where the horror unfolded
Officers today occupied a cordon at the top of Becketts Close where the horror unfolded.
A police car was parked in front of the early 2000s property and the gates were open but a barrier was draped over it.
The garage door was left open and a white Volkswagen parked outside. The house is on a side street next to another house in a desirable area.
There are also replica Tudor and white-rendered mansions with BMWs, Audis, and Range Rovers parked on the street.
One local said, “It's usually so quiet – there are lots of families and it's a good mix of people. There are no troublemakers.
“But last night there were about four police cars with flashing lights and an ambulance. That never happens here.
“I couldn't believe it when I heard someone had been murdered. It's so tragic. & # 39;
Another woman said, “It's such a peaceful neighborhood and we all look out for one another. It's a huge shock to all of us. & # 39;
The garage door was left open and a white Volkswagen parked outside. The house is on a side street next to another house in a desirable area
A neighbor who lives near the property said, “We are all totally shocked. We can't believe something like this would happen.
& # 39; It's such a lovely quiet area. We don't know who the lady is, but our thoughts are with her poor family. It is a terrible thing. & # 39;
A Met Police spokesman said: "The death is currently under suspicion and an autopsy is due to be performed to determine the cause of death.
She was named as the 66-year-old Suzanne Winnister. Your closest relative has been informed.
& # 39; A special autopsy on Wednesday revealed the cause of death for serious head and neck injuries.
A 68-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was taken to a police station in south London, where he is staying at the time. It is believed that the man and woman are known to each other.
"A second man, aged 64, who was also arrested in connection with the investigation, was released as part of the investigation."
A BT spokesperson added, “Our thoughts are with families at this tragic time. As this is a live police investigation, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further. & # 39;
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