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Ipswich deaths: Post mortem examinations completed

Two people who died in Ipswich last week have now been formally identified and post-mortem examinations have taken place.

Officers were called by the East of England Ambulance Service, on Wednesday 6 March at 5.00pm to reports that a woman’s body had been discovered in a property on Swinburne Road. A young boy also found at the premises was treated by paramedics but sadly died at the scene.

They have now been formally identified as 19-year-old Kia Russell and her son, 2-year-old Kamari Russell who both lived at the address in Swinburne Road.

Home Office post-mortem examinations have been carried-out today Tuesday 12 March and concluded that Kamari Russell died as a result of compression of the neck, pending further tests. His death is being treated as murder.

Kia Russell was also determined to have died as a result of compression of the neck, pending further tests. Her death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

The families involved are being supported by specialist officers.

Detectives do not believe that there is anyone else directly involved with this incident and the investigation into the deaths continues.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Constabulary on 101 quoting 37/12929/19.

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