Inquest opens after couple found shot dead in their home
A village was left reeling in shock after the double shooting of a man and his wife. Report
TRIBUTES have been paid to a hospital manager who died in a horrific double shooting with her husband.
Jannette Jones was found dead with her husband Martin at their home in Brabourne Lees.
Investigations into the tragedy are stepping up today (Thursday) with the opening of the inquest at Ashford Magistrates’ Court.
Mrs Jones had worked in three south London hospitals over more than 30 years, the Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich for the last 10.
Dr Chris Streather, chief executive of the South London Healthcare NHS Trust, told the Kentish Express: “I wish to convey my deepest sympathy on the loss of a dear colleague.
“From the way her colleagues have described her it is clear what a tragic loss to the hospital this is.
“I do know that she will be sadly missed as a workmate but even more as a friend.
“She was someone who was dedicated and compassionate and was loved by her colleagues and patients in equal measure. I’d like to pay tribute to Jannette for her dedication.”
Mrs Jones, believed to be 56, had worked for outpatient services in the Greenwich area for almost 35 years, firstly at the Brook Hospital, then Greenwich District Hospital.
She had started her career as a clerical worker and rose up the ranks to become an outpatients manager.
Her husband, understood to be 64, was a former British Gas engineer who went on to continue his trade selfemployed.
The couple are thought to have only lived in the secluded Brockham Farm, understood to have been rented, for less than two years.
The house is about half a mile from Brabourne Lees village centre.
Villagers said they were not well known in the community but they had previously, as recently as spring 2007, lived in Hoppers Way, Singleton.
Residents who had known the couple during their time there declined to comment when they were visited by the Kentish Express.
The couple were found dead at this farmhouse in Brabourne Lees