Suspected Murder/ Suicide in Southall

Bodies of couple in their thirties found inside house

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Police have launched an investigation after the bodies of a woman and her husband were found at an address in Southall.

Officers were called at approx 1510hrs on Friday, 29 November to an address in Priory Way, Western Road, Southall following concerns for the welfare of residents there.

Officers attended and discovered the bodies of a man and a woman, both aged in their 30s. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Post mortem examinations took place today (30 November) at Uxbridge Mortuary and revealed the cause of death of the woman as compression of the neck and the man as suspension caused by hanging.

While formal identification awaits, officers are confident they know the identities of both people. Next of kin have been informed.

The man is known as Sanjeev Kumar, 36, also known as Satbir Singh; the woman is called Poonam, 35. Poonam's family have informed officers that she does not have a family name. They were married and lived at the address in Priory Way.

At this stage, officers are treating the death of the woman as murder; the death of the man is not being treated as suspicious.

Officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command investigate.

No one else is being sought in connection with this incident at this time.

1st December 2013