A man and woman have been arrested in connection with a murder investigation opened today after the body of a 63-year-old man was found in a Norwich apartment.
The two, a 38-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody at the Wymondham Police Investigation Center where they will be questioned by detectives.
Police were initially called to an address in Suffolk Square in the Golden Triangle on the afternoon of Sunday, October 17, by neighbors reporting welfare concerns.
Officers attended and discovered the body of a man inside the property.
Investigations were carried out at the scene and the death was considered unexplained but at that time it was not considered suspicious.
However, following an autopsy held on Friday October 23, concerns were expressed that the man may have suffered an injury.
A Home Office review was carried out on Saturday, October 24, and although the result was inconclusive, officials said an illegal injury could not be ruled out.
Detectives from the Norfolk and Suffolk Main Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation and are now working to establish the circumstances of the man’s death.
Pending the formal investigation process, the victim has been tentatively identified as Leslie Smith.
Senior Investigating Officer Chris Burgess said: “We have a team of detectives and staff working on this case to establish how this man died. The team works through CCTV, forensics, witnesses, and door-to-door investigations to build this image.
“The relatives of the victim have been identified and were informed yesterday (Monday, October 25) and I would like to take this opportunity to urge anyone living in the area who may have information that could help our investigation move forward.”
Anyone with information should contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Main Investigation Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 08000 555 111.