Norfolk Broads Boat Deaths Couple Named
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 2:00 am
Two people whose bodies were found in a river on the Norfolk Broads have been named. Detectives investigating the two deaths have confirmed that the woman was 49-year-old Annette Creegan, from Mitcham, Surrey. She was discovered in the water close to her partner, named locally as John Didier. Ms Creegan had worked as a community nurse for the Trinity Hospice charity in Clapham Common, south west London, for over 13 years. Anne Hooper, the hospice's chief executive, said: "She was devoted to improving the lives of her patients and ensuring they could remain at home if they wished. "She has made a difference to so many people and will be sorely missed by all who knew her." Mr Didier is said to be an NHS worker who has family links to Arkansas in the US. His body and that of Ms Creegan were found in the River Bure on Sunday afternoon. Ms Creegan's 13-year-old daughter was found alone on a rented boat nearby. River Bure The boat was discovered tied to a tree near Salhouse Little Broad Post-mortem examination results show Ms Creegan was dead before entering the water, probably as the result of strangulation. Mr Didier died of drowning, but officers are investigating the possibility that another factor, such as a deliberate overdose, contributed to his death. Water in the area where the body was found is shallow and it is thought unlikely that Mr Didier died as a result of drowning alone. The couple had been holidaying on the Norfolk Broads with the teenage girl. She was found <b>…</b>
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