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Man and woman found dead in Hednesford named by police

By Liam Keen | Hednesford | Crime | Published:

A man and a woman found dead at a home in Hednesford have been named by police.

The cordoned off property last Thursday

The bodies of Jacqueline Matthews, aged 49, and Jordan Regan, 27, were found at a detached house on Hill Street at around 10.30am last Thursday.

Despite post-mortem examinations, it is still not known how the couple died.

However Staffordshire Police have confirmed they are not looking for anybody else in relation to the deaths, which they are treating as "unexplained".

Forensics scouring the scene

Hazel Dockery, spokeswoman for Staffordshire Police, said today: "Officers are no longer at the house, however detectives have confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths and continue to follow up lines of enquiry.

"We would encourage anyone with information to call 101 quoting incident number 196 of May 16."

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Numerous police officers, including detectives and forensic specialists, were at the scene last Thursday after the couple were found and the house remained cordoned off for a number of days.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said Ms Matthews and Mr Regan were pronounced dead at the scene.

"On arrival, crews discovered two patients, a man and a woman," they added.

"Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save either of them."

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The cordoned off property last Thursday

A neighbour on Hill Street said Ms Matthews and Mr Regan, who were in a relationship but weren't married, kept themselves to themselves.

“It’s not nice to live next to it but I hope it isn’t sinister," they added.

Another nearby resident said Ms Matthews' children regularly visited the house.

“The curtains were drawn most of the time and we heard loud music, but not much else," they said.

“I think the woman was in her 40s and her partner was in his late 20s or early 30s and I’d see her kids visiting here often.

“I was sitting in the living room and saw one police car arrive but thought nothing of it but then seven cars arrived and the dog units, it was a shock."

Police also searched an address in North Avenue, Stafford, in relation to the deaths but the property was eliminated from the investigation.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319688.

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