THIS is the heartbreaking wedding video of a couple found dead in a suspected murder suicide just yards from their sleeping son.
Kiril Nemcev, 32, and Lana Nemceva, 23, were found at their home in Burton, Staffs – with friends speaking of their disbelief the “perfect” couple’s deaths are today being investigated by the police.
The couple were found yards from their sleeping son[/caption]
Mr Nemcev’s best friend Nikita Ascuks, 33, told The Sun Online how he was left “shocked” by the news – and refused to accept speculation of a murder-suicide.
He said: “Lana and Kiril were the perfect, happy couple. They got on so well.
“No one knows what has happened yet. We need to wait for the police investigation to finish.”
And other pals said the parents had been excitedly planning their toddler’s second birthday, held just last month, before their deaths on Wednesday.
One said: “Kiril was talking about his son’s birthday and the plans they had for a party at their house.
“They always had their friends over in the back garden for get-togethers.
“He seemed in good spirits – he seemed happy and didn’t let on to me that there was anything wrong.
“I only met Lana once but she seemed like a lovely girl. She was very pretty. They were a beautiful couple.”
Lana and Kiril were the perfect, happy couple. No-one knows what has happened
And in what appeared to be a tribute, Kiril’s brother Andrei wrote on social media the day after the tragedy that he was “feeling lost”.
The couple had only just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in June, sharing a video of their big day.
Heartbreaking footage shows Lana glowing in her wedding dress, with the newlyweds filmed beaming as they give each other their wedding rings.
But the couple’s roommate said dad Kiril had recently been complaining about being tired at his work as a Pizza Express chef.
He said: “I think it was maybe depression – he told me that Lana didn’t understand him.
“They had been a happy couple but there had been tension between them in recent weeks.”
He added: “Lana was upset because she said Kiril always thought he was in the right and she was always in the wrong. But I don’t know what could have triggered something like this to happen.”
Now, family and friends are desperately raising money to get the couple’s bodies back to their native Latvia.
It comes after heartbreaking photos showed the couple celebrating their son’s second birthday just last month.
Kiril is understood to have moved to the UK about six years ago, settling in Winchester.
He then met Lana, an optometrist, when he was visiting Latvia a few years ago, with the couple marrying in 2016.
It has been claimed Kiril had not showed up for his shift at Pizza Express on Wednesday.
The couple’s roommate made the tragic discovery – finding the Latvian couple’s two-year-old son asleep in the semi-detached home on Wednesday night.
It is understood police are investigating whether the incident was a murder-suicide.
Staffordshire Police confirmed they had been called to the home on Henhurt Hill about 11pm on Wednesday.
They 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.”
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Wes Midlands Ambulance Service said two ambulances and two paramedics had been called to the scene.
They said: “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 had been ‘tense’, neighbours claimed[/caption]
The couple had shared photographs of themselves grinning at the camera before their deaths[/caption]
The deaths are being treated as unexplained at this time[/caption]
Police and forensic officers outside the house in Burton-on-Trent[/caption]