Murder Bury St Edmunds: Two men in custody while police say further tests needed to establish cause of death

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A post mortem examination into the death of a woman whose body was found in Bury St Edmunds town centre yesterday has proved inconclusive.

The body of the woman, who has not been formally identified, but who is believed to be in her 50s, was found in the car park of the St Edmunds Tavern pub in Risbygate Street shortly before 9am.

Two men, aged 55 and 59, both from Bury St Edmunds, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

They are currently being held in custody at Bury Police Investigation Centre.

Police were called by the ambulance service just before 9am, yesterday, with a report that a woman had been found collapsed in the pub car park.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed of her death but formal identification has not yet taken place and her details will not be released by police until this has been carried out.

Three cordons remain in place, one in Risbygate Street where the woman’s body was found and two further cordons in Petch Close, Bury, that also form part of this investigation.

Another cordon by the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Risbygate Street where a pool of blood was found, has been lifted.

However a police spokeswoman said the blood had not been ruled out as being part of the investigation.

She also said police are not able to say at this stage how long they think her body had lain before it was spotted. The pub car backs onto a main public car park.

Police want to hear from anyone who was in the St Edmunds Tavern public house and the Risbygate Street area of Bury St Edmunds from Tuesday evening through to the early hours of yesterday who may have information in relation to this incident.

Calls should be made to the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.