A retired insurance clerk from Weybread, Suffolk, has yet to be found two months after her husband was allegedly killed by a former Albanian asylum seeker.
Sylvia Stuart, 69, has been missing since her husband Peter, 75, was found dead near their house last June, the Daily Mail
The couple was last seen alive on May 29 when CCTV footage showed them going inside a farm store.
Daughter Christy Paxman, 41, reported her parents missing on the morning of June 3. Later that evening, a man’s body wrapped in black material was discovered in a woodland stream close to the Stuarts’ home.
Paxman identified the man as her father, who died of multiple stab wounds, according to an autopsy.
Former asylum seeker Ali Qazimaj, 42, was tagged as a suspect on June 6. Police charged him with murdering the couple even though Mrs Stuart is still missing.
Lead detective Kevin Hayward said the couple may have been killed between May 28 and June 3.
“Both forensic and passive data secured by officers provides sufficient tangible evidence to indicate that Ali Qazimaj is responsible for both murders,” the Daily Mail
quoted Hayward as telling an inquest on Wednesday.
Hayward said inquiries to establish that Mrs. Stuart is still alive have yielded negative results.
“These are a very, very sad and somewhat unusual set of circumstances in that the body of Mr Stuart has been found but the body of Mrs Stuart has not,” coroner Peter Dean also told the inquest, as reported by the BBC
Qazimaj, who was extradited to the UK after fleeing and getting arrested in Luxembourg, has denied committing both murders.
He will face trial at Ipswich Crown Court in January 2017.
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