Bodies of mum and daughter found inside home as police probe ‘shock’ deaths

An investigation has been launched into the unexplained "shock" deaths of a pensioner and her daughter.

The bodies of two people, later confirmed as Lilian Smith, 84, and Susan Smith, 63, were found at an address in Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire.

Police are not currently treating the deaths as suspicious following the discovery on Tuesday afternoon.

With officers having attended the house.

A neighbour said the pair had lived in Sandy Hill Road, where their bodies were found at around 4pm, for years but generally "kept themselves to themselves".

The woman, who did not wish to be named, but who lives opposite where the two bodies were found, said: "It's a big shock to have two sudden deaths like that in the street.


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"I knew Lilian and Sue because they've lived here for years but they kept themselves to themselves a lot of the time. It was just the two of them living there.

"Sometimes you would see Sue out in the garden in the summer looking after the flowers but other than that you wouldn't see them much. It's very sad."

While Pembrokeshire councillor Phil Baker, also a member of Saundersfoot Community Council, said he was thinking of their family and friends, adding: "It's very sad for the whole community."

"It was a big shock," he said.

"My wife phoned me earlier today to tell me the news. I didn't know the women personally but my thoughts are with their family and friends at this sad time, and their neighbours too. It's very sad for the whole community."

A spokeswoman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of two people who were found at a property in Saundersfoot just before 4pm on Tuesday (January 7).

“The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained but not suspicious,” she added.

The next of kin have been told as has the Pembrokeshire coroner.

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