Inquiries continue into deaths of couple
MAJOR crime investigators were this week continuing their inquiries into the mysterious deaths of a couple in a quiet Carbis Bay cul-de-sac.
Jonathan Trenchard, 48, and his wife Derisa Trenchard, 50, were found dead at their Polwithen Drive home last Wednesday morning.
Neighbours had seen their 13-year-old son Joel leave for school on Wednesday and the couple were then spotted walking their King Charles spaniels at 8.45am. The alarm was raised when Mr Trenchard failed to show up for work at a local factory and his wife – known locally as Reesy – did not arrive at her job as a legal secretary.
Officers visited their home at about 11am and found both bodies in the same area of the house.
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A police spokesman at the time said: "At 11.33am on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, St Ives police attended Polwithen Drive, St Ives, following a report of concern for the occupants."
Investigating officers from the Devon and Cornwall Police Major Crime Investigation Team have not revealed the causes of their deaths although it is understood post-mortem examinations were carried out on Thursday.
They have, however, said that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Detective Superintendent Jim Colwell said: "Our primary concern is to continue to support the family who may be able to tell us of events at the address. The scene is of paramount importance and there are items we have recovered which are of particular relevance to our inquiry and which will be subject to forensic tests in the coming days."
He also confirmed investigations were being conducted into what contact the family had previously had with statutory agencies, including the police. He said a file will be prepared for HM Coroner Cornwall in due course.
Additional officers from Devon and Cornwall Police have been drafted in to go door-to-door in the area to offer reassurance to an immediate local community that comprises almost entirely elderly and retired couples.
The couple had two other sons, Christopher, 26, Joshua, 23.