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Devoted couple found dead at home

By Warren Wilkins 9th March 2016

Devoted couple found dead at home

A devoted couple have been found dead in their home at Quintrell Downs.

Malcolm Green, 70, and his wife Dawn, 69, were discovered deceased in their property atQuintrell Gardens on Wednesday, March 2, at 12.35pm. Police officers made the tragic discovery after neighbours raised concerns about their welfare.

Dawn’s death is being treated as suspicious and police are not looking for any other person in relation to the incident.

Malcolm and Dawn are well respected in the community for their voluntary work for Newquay Hospital Friends and Newquay Disabled Club.

A police cordon was erected around the property for several days while a forensic
examination and searches were conducted, which was patrolled by a crime scene guard.

Police have also been carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the area. Those who knew the couple have laid flowers outside their home.

Detectives have launched an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the deaths. Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Ian Ringrose, from the Force Major CrimeInvestigation Team, said: “This investigation is at a very early stage and
inquiries continue to establish the circumstances around the deaths. However, at this time, we are not looking for any other person in connection with this incident.”

Dawn is known to have been suffering from a heart condition before she died. A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: “Malcolm and Dawn were good neighbours. They were a devoted couple who kept their house beautiful and were always helping in the neighbourhood.

“Malcolm would help out at neighbours’ houses, such as doing a bit of gardening, and he did one or two DIY things for me. He would also deliver the Colan newsletter once a month. They would always pass the time of day. It is very sad. I do not know any factors behind the deaths. I know a lot of scenes of crime officers have been there. You cannot help but be curious when there is so much police

“I know Dawn had a heart condition and Malcolm was devoted to her. Dawn would often say in passing she had been to the doctors about her heart condition. I do not know who found the disaster. We knew initially there was some sort of drama due to the ambulances and police outside.”
Another neighbour added: “They were really great neighbours. I never had any problems with them at all. Nobody knows what’s going on or what happened in the house.”

Lynda Cherry, the chairman of Newquay Disabled Club, said: “Dawn and Malcolm were very well respected and were a big help at the disabled club. They will certainly be missed at the disabled club. As far as I know they were a devoted couple. I was very shocked when I heard about the incident.”

Veronica Gilbody, the chairman of Friends of Newquay Hospital, said: “Dawn and Malcolm were valued members of the Friends of Newquay Hospital for many years. Dawn helped out in the coffee shop and at numerous fundraising events.

“Malcolm was one of our van drivers. His help was invaluable in driving us to the many events the Friends attended. Our thoughts go out to their family at this sad time. May Dawn and Malcolm rest in peace. They will be greatly missed.”

Police are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to the deaths to telephone 101, quoting reference EN/004342/16.

By Warren Wilkins 9th March 2016

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