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The family of a 53 year old woman who died in a fire in Chippenham have paid tribute to her.
Karen Archard, who was 53 and from the town, was found by firefighters in Sainsbury's car park on 7th August. Police are not treating her death as suspicious.
Her family have issued this statement:
“Karen was a loving, caring and thoughtful Mum and Nan, who will be greatly missed. She had suffered most of her life, battling against mental illness, which can be severely misunderstood. She was a happy and joyful Mum and Nan who will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
We would like to thank all the people who came forward and helped the police with their enquiries and the police for handling this matter discreetly and delicately.
We would like to be left to grieve in peace and we hope that people will respect these wishes.”
A 53 year-old woman who was found dead in a supermarket car park has been named.
Karen Archard's body was discovered by police investigating a fire in Sainsburys car park in Chippenham on Tuesdaty morning. Her next of kin have been informed.
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
Police say they still want to hear from people who may have been close to the scene in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
In particular they would like to speak to a man who who passed through the car park with a pedal cycle at 01:54 am. They say he may have information that might assist police in putting together Karen's last movements.
A body of a forty-year-old woman was found in a Sainsbury’s car park, in Chippenham on Tuesday. Police say they are no longer treating the death as suspicious.
The circumstances of the sudden death will continue to be investigated on behalf of H M Coroner for Wiltshire.
The Police are still appealing for anyone who was in the Sainsbury’s Car Park between 1.30am and 3am that morning. Earlier, they released two CCTV images of people they would like to speak to.
Police have identified the burnt body of a forty-year-old woman found in a car park in Chippenham. They are currently trying to trace the woman's next of kin.
CCTV images have been released and the Police want to speak to a man on a bike and the driver of a car present at the car park yesterday.
Police have confirmed that the body found in a Sainsbury’s car park, in Chippenham yesterday, is of a woman in her 40’s.
At approximately 3am, a dog handler on a routine patrol discovered a fire in part of the Sainsbury’s car park in Bath Road. Once the fire was put out, a body was discovered.
A post-mortem examination took place yesterday at Flax Bourton Mortuary and revealed that the body was of a woman in her 40’s.
The cordons have been removed and the store is now open.
Police are continuing to investigate the discovery of a body in a supermarket car park in Chippenham.
Emergency crews were called to a fire at Sainsbury's in Bath Road early yesterday morning. Human remains were found in the debris. The store re-opened at 7 last night.
A Sainsbury's supermarket in Chippenham has reopened after being forced to close when a body was discovered in the car park.
It was discovered by police around 3am this morning.
Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses in relation to a body found in a supermarket car park in Chippenham.
The fire service were called to Sainsbury's on Bath Road at around 3am this morning. Human remains were later discovered in the debris and the area cordoned off.
Police say it's too early to determine if the discovery is suspicious.
The car park remains cordoned off and the store remains shut.
If you have information that may assist police please call 101, or if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.
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Police have confirmed that the body discovered in a Sainsbury's car park in Chippenham, is of a woman in her 40s.