In­dian-ori­gin phar­ma­cist found mur­dered in north­ern Eng­land

The body of Jes­sica Pa­tel was found at her home on The Av­enue in the Linthorpe sub­urb on Mon­day night. The Lo­cal Cleve­land Police said on Thurs­day that the cause of her death is not be­ing re­vealed by the investigative team

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

A 34-year-old In­dian-ori­gin wo­man phar­ma­cist was found mur­dered in her home in north­ern Eng­land’s Mid­dles­bor­ough town and the Bri­tish police are hunt­ing for the killer, police said on Thurs­day.

The body of Jes­sica Pa­tel was found at her home on The Av­enue in the Linthorpe sub­urb of the town on Mon­day night.

The Lo­cal Cleve­land Police said on Thurs­day that the cause of her death is not be­ing re­vealed by the investigative team at this time.

“Spe­cial­ist of­fi­cers, in­clud- ing foren­sic teams, are work­ing hard to es­tab­lish what hap­pened to Pa­tel,” a Cleve­land Police state­ment said.

Police has made an ap­peal to peo­ple con­tact them if any­one has any in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent.

“The Av­enue is a busy road and de­tec­tives are con­tin­u­ing to ap­peal to any­one who may have seen any­thing sus­pi­cious in the area on Mon­day evening to con­tact them. Any­one who may have dash­cam footage of the area which may as­sist police is also asked to come for­ward,” it said, adding that no ar­rests have been made in the case so far.

De­tec­tive Su­per­in­ten­dent Tariq Ali also held a press con­fer­ence to re­as­sure the lo­cal res­i­dents.

The vic­tim ran a lo­cal chemist's shop in Mid­dles­bor­ough with her 36-year-old hus­band, Mitesh, whom she met while study­ing at univer­sity in Manchester.

“They were a re­ally nice, friendly cou­ple and they've be­come pop­u­lar in the area since they took over the phar­macy,” one of the cou­ple's neigh­bours said.

The cou­ple’s home is close to their phar­macy, which they ran for around three years. Both the home and work premises are now the fo­cus of in­tense police searches.

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