Report: Hotel guest thought police were part of game

A guest at the hotel where a man and woman were found dead in a swimming pool said she believed police officers were part of a murder mystery game she was attending, the Mirror reports:

There were police and press at the entrance and we thought it was a fantastically realistic event.

It was only then that the police told us there had been a real incident and two people were dead.

The hotel had left us a voicemail message which we hadn't picked up. They allowed us to stay the night though the murder mystery evening had been cancelled.

– Morven Philp, guest

Advertisement

Herts pool death pair named

A man and a woman found dead in a swimming pool at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Essex have been named at an inquest in Chelmsford as Kpakia Komba, 31, from Erith in Kent, and Josephine Newahun Foday, 22, from London.