Essex

Man and woman found dead in Essex are named

Detectives investigating the death of a man found on Wednesday and the discovery of a woman's body in Essex a day later have named the two people.

Matthew Foakes, 45, was found on scaffolding outside a building on Clifftown Road, Southend, on Wednesday.

Mandy Foakes, 46, was found dead during a search in Bramble Road, Daws Heath, on Thursday after her family contacted police with concerns about her safety.

Essex Police said the pair both lived in Bramble Road, Daws Heath.

Police said the woman's death was being treated as suspicious while the death of the man was not suspicious.

Post-mortem examinations of both have taken place but police said they are unable to release causes of death.

No one else is being sought in connection with the deaths.

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