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Berkhamsted double death: Dead named as Sarah Nash and Lee Guntrip

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Image caption The parents of Sarah Nash, a mother of two, said they were "devastated" by her death

A man and a woman found dead in a house in Hertfordshire have been named by police.

Sarah Nash, 37, a mother of two, was discovered in her home in Highfield Road, Berkhamsted on Thursday after concerns were raised for her welfare.

The man found at the house has been named as Lee Guntrip, 25, also of Berkhamsted.

Hertfordshire Police said it was not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

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The bodies were found at 11:30 BST after neighbours rang the emergency services.

'Devastated'

Det Ch Insp Jerome Kent said: "This was a tragic, isolated incident and one which I know has caused concern within the wider community.

"Investigations are ongoing. However, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths."

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Image caption Hertfordshire Police referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission after having prior contact with the deceased

The parents of Ms Nash issued a statement, which said: "We are devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter and request that we are left in peace to grieve her death."

Hertfordshire Police made a mandatory referral of the case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because they had prior contact with the deceased.

The commission said it would decide whether to investigate the police response in due course.

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