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Broadclyst death isn't suspicious

Police initially concerned about homicide

Police are no longer treating the discovery of a body in a village near Exeter as a possible murder.

On Wednesday morning a dog-walker found the corpse at Paradise Copse, Broadclyst. A large cordon was put in place while officers carried out initial enquiries.

Temporary detective chief inspector Lee Nattrass from the major crime investigation team said: “We are now in the position to release the following update that this death is being treated as non-suspicious. We will be carrying out further enquiries on behalf of the coroner to establish the exact circumstances of the death.

“A forensic post mortem will take place today followed by formal identification in the coming days. The scene is now closed and the cordon has been removed. We would like to thank members of the public for their patience and support while we carried out this vital work.”

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