Wife murder accused John Michael Parry file closed

John Michael Parry Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption John Parry was due to appear at court a few days after he went missing

The case against a man found dead after being charged with murdering his wife has been closed.

John Michael Parry, 81, was accused of killing 80-year-old Meryl Parr at a house in Ainstable near Carlisle in September last year.

He disappeared in December and his body was later found at the River Eden between Kirkoswald and Little Salkeld.

At Carlisle Crown Court Judge Paul Batty formally acknowledged Mr Parry had died and closed his file.

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Cumbria Police had said Mr Parry's death had not been suspicious.

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