A TWO-year-old toddler has been rescued from a home after a man and woman were found dead overnight in a suspected murder-suicide.
The bodies of the Latvian couple – named locally as Kiril Nemcev and Lana Nemceva – were found by emergency crews after they were called to a house in Burton, Staffs, home about 11pm.
The couple have been named locally as 32-year-old Kiril Nemcev and Lana Nemceva, 23[/caption]
A young child, thought to be the couple’s son, was found safe and well by police[/caption]
The toddler was also found at the property, unharmed. The child is now understood to be being cared for by relatives.
Staffordshire Police said they had been called to reports two people had been found “unresponsive” inside a home in Henhurst Hill.
A spokesperson said: “The bodies of a 32-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were discovered at the address. A two-year-old child was found unharmed at the property.
“The deaths are being treated as unexplained at this time and post mortems will take place in due course.”
The landlord of the property today told how he rented the house to a couple more than two years ago.
He named them as Boots Opticians worker Lana,23, and Kiril, 32, a Pizza Express worker, but said he had not been told the identities of the people who had died.
Asking not to be named, he said: “They rented the house via Sure Lets, which is a local estate agents.
“They were an Eastern European family. They were a couple.
Police and forensic officers outside the house in Burton-on-Trent[/caption]
The deaths are being treated as unexplained at this time[/caption]
“When she moved here she was pregnant and shortly after moving in she had a baby.
“I never had any issues with them. They paid their rent on time and only text me once in a blue moon if they needed anything doing to the house.
“The most recent communication I had with them was a couple of months ago when we fitted a new boiler for them.”
Another neighbour, who wished not to be named, said: “It’s shocking.
“I would see them coming in and out of the house and say hello but that was really the extent of it.”
It is understood police are investigating whether the incident was a murder suicide.
Formal identification has not yet taken place. Forensic officers were today pictured working at the scene.
Local cops are also conducting door-to-door enquiries as they investigate the tragedy.
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they had been called to the property in Henhurt Hill last night.
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A spokesperson said: “Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the hazardous area response team were sent to the scene.
“Sadly, ambulance crews confirmed a man and a woman dead at the scene.
“A second man who was not in the house and a young child who was, were discharged after assessment.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number 790 of 4 September. Alternatively, for guaranteed anonymity, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The couple are described as married on their social media profiles[/caption]