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Police continue to investigate deaths in Rainham

News   •   Jan 05, 2019 15:25 GMT

Police continue to investigate the deaths of two people at a residential address in Rainham.

Although formal identification is yet to take police, officers are satisfied that the deceased are Simbiso Aretha Moula, 39, (12.3.79) and her husband Garikayi Moula, 51, (26.6.67) of Rainham.

Nobody else is sought in connection with their deaths.

Officers were called to the couple’s home in Lower Mardyke Avenue, Rainham by London Ambulance Service (LAS) at 07:50hrs on Friday, 4 January, after Mr and Mrs Moula were found deceased.

Next of kin have been informed and are being supported by officers. At this early stage, the deaths are being treated as unexplained.

Detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating. Post-mortem examinations will take place in due course.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Considine said: "We are piecing together our understanding of how Mr and Mrs Moula died. I would like to thank those members of the public with whom we have spoken as part of our inquiry thus far.

"We are ensuring that next of kin are being fully supported at this most difficult of times.

"If you heard or saw anything at the address that seemed out of place or of concern between the hours of 10.30pm on Thursday, 3 January, and 8.00am the following day, please don’t hesitate to contact us."

Anyone with information should call the HMCC Incident Room on 020 8345 3865, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.