Needham Lake murder inquiry: woman named.

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POLICE have named the woman whose body was found in Needham Lake on Sunday morning, as Ruth Jacobs, 60, from Ipswich.

Her body was found just before 8am on Sunday at the lake near Coddenham Road.

A 58-year-old man from Ipswich, arrested on suspicion of murder, has since been detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act and is no longer in police custody.

A post mortem examination has shown Mrs Jacobs died as a result of drowning. Her family and the coroner have been informed of her death and an inquest will be opened in due course.

Police are renewing their appeal for information as the investigation into Mrs Jacobs’s death continues.

Detectives want to speak to anyone who was in the area of Needham Lake between 4pm on Saturday and 8am on Sunday and anyone who was at Wissett Lake between 4pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.

Anyone with any information should call the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team at Police Headquarters on 01473 613500.