Police say the deaths of a mother and baby from Merthyr Tydfil are not being treated as suspicious.
The bodies of Joanne Thomas, 27, and her four-month-old daughter Harper were discovered on Wednesday at an address in the village of Troedyrhiw.
– South Wales Police statement
Post-mortem examinations carried out to establish how they died have proved inconclusive so far and officers are awaiting the results of further tests, but there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.
A file of evidence is now being prepared for the Coroner.
Officers piecing together Joanne’s last movements still want to hear from anybody who think they may have seen her in the weeks leading up to Wednesday 3rd July.
Specially trained officers continue to provide support to the family at this difficult time.
The family of 27-year-old Joanne Thomas and her four-month-old baby Harper, whose bodies were discovered at an address in Church Street, Troedyrhiw on Wednesday have paid a short tribute to them.
They have described Joanne as being, “a bubbly, sociable, and kind hearted person. She was a loving and caring mother to her children. Joanne and baby Harper will be sorely missed by all her family and friends.”
The police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing. Officers await the results of a Home Office Post Mortem to determine the cause of the deaths which at this stage are being treated as unexplained.
Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley, said: “I’d like to thank the local community for their co-operation so far and my appeal to them continues. We are still keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Joanne and baby Harper in the past few weeks to come forward.
"Our thoughts are with Joanne’s family. Specially trained officers are providing them with support at this difficult time.”Anyone with information can contact the incident room on 02920 527 303.
Police are awaiting the results of a Home Office Post Mortem to determine the cause of the deaths of a mother and baby found on Wednesday afternoon in a house in Merthyr.
Detectives say they are, at this stage, treating the deaths as unexplained but believe they may have been dead for some time.
The mother and child have been named locally as 27-year-old Joanne Thomas and her four-month old daughter Harper.
They were discovered inside the property at Church Street in Troedyrhiw by police officers who entered the address after concerns were raised for their welfare.
Officers are continuing their appeal for information, and an incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station.
Fire officers have arrived at the house in the village of Troedyrhiw, where the bodies of an adult and a child were discovered yesterday.
The Merthyr Tydfil crew were called in by South Wales Police.
At the scene of double death in Troedyrhew, Merthyr. Mother and baby found dead in house on Church Street yesterday.
Woman named locally as Joanne Thomas. Baby said to be her three month old daughter. No word from police on identity of victims or cause.
Councillor Harvey Jones says he was shocked to hear news of the deaths of an adult and child in Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil.
– Councillor Harvey Jones, Merthyr Tydfil Council's cabinet member for schools
No doubt everyone in the community and in the wider part of the borough will be shocked by this. It's very sad news.
Police are treating the deaths of an adult and child in Merthyr Tydfil as unexplained.
The bodies, believed to be those of a woman and child, were found at a house in Church Street, Troedyrhiw, at around 4.20pm on Wednesday.
South Wales Police says next of kin have been informed and post mortem examinations are being arranged. An incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station.
– Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley
Troedyrhiw is a close-knit community in Merthyr Tydfil and local people are obviously shocked. We have a team of officers at the scene and in the community looking for information that may assist our enquiries.
We would like to hear from anyone who has seen or heard anything suspicious or unusual in Church Street in recent weeks. The information may seem insignificant but could be important to the investigation.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances leading up to the discovery of the bodies yesterday afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Borough councillor Gareth Lewis says news that an adult and child have been found dead in Merthyr Tydfil will have a 'big impact' on people locally.
Police were called to an address in Church Street in the village of Troedyrhiw at 4.20pm this afternoon.
– Councillor Gareth Lewis
It is a very close-knit community, the people are very nice and will help the police as much as possible with their inquiry.
The information started to spread online, and it will have a big impact on this community and its people.
Troedyrhiw is part of an old coal-mining area, which Mr Lewis described as a 'typical, traditional Valleys community'.