The family of a former police officer who is believed to have killed his girlfriend before killing himself, said today that he was suffering from a "mental and emotional decline."
Detectives discovered the body of Bill Dowling at his home in Devizes next to that of his partner, Vicky Rose. Her family say she was "a caring person who always had time to chat to everyone." Robert Murphy reports.
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