Wolverhampton 'murder suicide': Wife's body found with flowers by side before 'killer' husband's death

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A woman killed by her husband was discovered under a blanket with flowers laid by her side on the kitchen floor of her home, an inquest heard.

Linda Ordinans' body was found at her and husband Nigel's home in Mill Green, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, in the early hours of December 8.

Mr Ordinans, aged 63, confessed to the killing before he was found dead near the white cliffs of Dover, an earlier inquest hearing into his death heard.

Yesterday, at Black Country Coroners' Court, an inquest was opened into Mrs Ordinans, 61. Senior Coroners officer, Russell Williams, said: "We are still waiting for a formal identification of the lady.

"But at this stage she is Linda Ordinans who was married and a retired secretary.

"Kent Police received a call from a male claiming to have killed his wife and this was Nigel Ordinans.

"As a result of that call West Midlands Police went and forced entry into the house in Wolverhampton and found the body of who was believed to be Linda on the kitchen floor covered in blankets with flowers laid by her side."

The cause of death given was head injuries. Kent Police later found the decapitated body of Nigel Ordinans in his car, the hearing heard.

Paperwork for the inquest of Mr Ordinans has now been sent to Black Country Coroners to combine the inquest hearings.

Det Sgt Ian Wilkins said: "We are still trying to establish the reasons why Nigel Ordinans did what he did. There are a number of items being examined electronically and financial inquiries are taking place." The inquest was adjourned to February 22.

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