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Essex deaths: Police appeal for witnesses

Provisional post-mortem results have confirmed both of the Essex victims died from gunshot wounds.

The man was formally identified as Mr Tyler, 37, from Carlisle Way in Pitsea.

The woman is yet to be formally identified but officers said they believe her to be 79-year-old Mrs Tyler.

It is still unclear as to when Maureen and Mark Tyler died.

Inquiries are ongoing in order to ascertain the sequence of events which led to their respective deaths.

With this in mind, we're looking to speak with anyone who has been along Pitsea View Road, Gardiners Lane North or the surrounding area since the end of August or the first week of September.

– Detective Chief Inspector Lucy Robinson

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Deaths of mother and son under investigation

Detectives are investigating the possibility that a man shot his elderly mother dead before turning the gun on himself.

The bodies of Mark and Maureen Tyler were found in Mrs Tyler's bungalow in Pitsea View Road, Crays Hill, Essex, at about 8pm on Monday night.

It is believed their bodies had lain undiscovered in the bungalow at the end of a gravel track for several days.

Neighbours said they may have heard gunshots but thought nothing of it, as such noises are common in a rural area.

Police have confirmed that both died from gunshot wounds.

They are treating the deaths as suspicious but are not looking for anybody else.

Mr Tyler, who was in his 30s and married with children, was known to police.

He was arrested but released without charge along with another man after an alleged neighbourhood dispute in Pitsea in December.

Police: Essex pair 'may have been dead for some days'

Following the discovery of two bodies with gunshot wounds in Crays Hill in Essex, Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Mark Hall said:

We are investigating the circumstances leading up to the deaths of these two people, who have not been formally identified, but we believe them to be mother and son.

We believe that they may have been dead for some days and need to speak to anyone who has been in the area of Pitsea View Road recently and has any information that can help us with our inquiries.

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Bodies of mother and son found in Essex

Police have launched an investigation after finding two bodies with gunshot wounds which may have lain undiscovered for days.

Officers believe the pair - found in a house in Pitsea View Road, Crays Hill, Essex, on Monday night - were a mother and son.

Police were called after reports the occupants had not been seen for several days.

They found the bodies of a man in his 30s and a woman in her late 70s.

An Essex Police spokesman said the deaths were being treated as suspicious.

He added: "At this time, police are not seeking anyone else in connection with this incident, however a detailed forensic examination will be taking place to establish the exact circumstances of both deaths."

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