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Neighbours stunned as Zimbabwean woman and husband found dead in UK home

By Ciaran Fagan | Leicester Mercury |

UNITED KINGDOM – Neighbours say they are stunned by the discovery of the bodies of a Carribean man and a Zimbabwean woman, Lorraine Gugu Mbulawa, in a home in their street.

Lorraine Gugu Mbulawa and Sanchez
Lorraine Gugu Mbulawa and Sanchez

Residents of Tatlow Road, Braunstone Frith, spoke yesterday as detectives continued inquiries into the “unexplained” deaths of the 31-year-old man and the woman, aged 27.

They were found inside an address in Tatlow Road shortly before midnight on Tuesday.

Leicestershire Police said a post-mortem examination of the deceased took place on Wednesday afternoon, and that further tests were being conducted.

A number of people who live in the road have said they believed the deceased were a couple.

One resident told Leicestershire Live: “People are horrified and want to know how two people have died together in our neighbourhood.”

Another said: “People are saying they were a couple, but that’s all I know.

“The suggestion is that they were a youngish couple, in their 20s or 30s.

“It’s awful that it doesn’t seem to be clear exactly what has happened to these people.”

Leicestershire Police said detectives were not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

The initial post-mortem examinations proved inconclusive. The further tests are being carried out to determine the cause or causes of their deaths.

In a statement, Leicestershire Police said: “Officers attended, along with the East Midlands Ambulance Service, and found the bodies of a 31-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, inside the property.

“A post-mortem examination of the deceased took place yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) and further tests are being conducted.

“The deaths are being treated as unexplained and at this stage police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

“A scene preservation that was in place at the address yesterday to allow for specialist officers to carry out inquiries at the scene has been lifted.”