The man being treated as a suspect in the murder of the couple in Chidham has died in hospital.
A murder investigation began after a man and woman, who were found dead in their bungalow in Maybush Drive on Saturday morning , had died from head and neck injuries. The man has been identified as Dennis Jefferson, 76, and although the woman has not yet been formally identified, she is believed to be Sheila Jefferson, who was 73.
Detectives were waiting to speak to a man, Norman Williams, who attended an address in Rotherfield on Saturday lunchtime with severe burns. Norman, who was Sheila Jefferson's brother-in-law, was transferred to hospital where he died on Tuesday.