Stunned neighbours pay tribute to 'lovely couple' found dead
Police are investigating the death of a married couple found dead at home just hours after their 13-year-old son had left for school.
Jonathan Trenchard, 50, and wife Derisa, 48, were discovered at their bungalow in picturesque Carbis Bay, near St Ives, Cornwall.
Officers have not revealed the cause of death but say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the inquiry.
Neighbours had seen their 13-year-old son leave for school on Wednesday and the couple were then spotted walking their King Charles spaniels at 8.45am.
But the alarm was raised when Mr Trenchard failed to show up for work at a local factory and his wife – known locally as Reesy – didn't arrive at her job as a legal secretary.
Officers visited their home at around 11am and found both bodies in the same area of the house. The property is situated in a small cul-de-sac within a street which is predominantly inhabited by retirees.
Two police were guarding the small semi-detached grey-bricked bungalow yesterday morning.
Detective Superintendent Jim Colwell told the Western Morning News: "Our primary concern is to continue to support the family who may be able to tell us of events at the address.
"We are finalising the examination of the scene and post-mortems on the two bodies are being carried out which will give us an early indication of cause of death.
"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 confirmed investigations were also being conducted into what contact the family had previously had with "statutory" agencies, including the police.
Neighbour Jennifer Isaacs, 34, has lived opposite the family for five years and said they were a ''kind, lovely" couple, who had three children.
She said: "They were really lovely people. I've lived by them for the past five years and I used to see them everyday walking their dogs on my way to work. They had three King Charles which they dotted on.
"The neighbourhood is in total shock as this is normally such a quiet area. We're desperate to piece together exactly what's happened as no one knows at the moment.
"They were a lovely, genuine, hard-working couple. I just dread to think what happened to them.
"When I got home from work at about 4.30pm there were about five police cars outside. We then saw police later that evening taking away their dogs and then their bodies, it's really shocking.
"Their youngest son went to school as normal and I've heard that the alarm was raised when Jon didn't go into work."
Another neighbour June Whelehan, 61, said: "I'm in total shock. All the neighbours are trying to work out what may have happened as they were no signs whatsoever and they seemed to live a very pleasant life.
"They were seen that morning at about 8.45am walking their dogs, which makes the circumstances even more bizarre.
"They were a very nice couple. Jon used to work really long hours in work – he was a very hard worker.
"He was also very kind to the older neighbours, as it's quite an elderly area, and he would often help us with our gardens and paths when it snowed."