Indian-origin pharmacist found dead at home in northern England

Navya Beri
Last Updated: May 17 2018 17:32

Police on Thursday said that a 34-year-old Indian-origin woman pharmacist was found murdered in her home in northern England’s Middlesborough town and the British police are now searching for the killer.

The body of Jessica Patel was found at her home on The Avenue in the Linthorpe suburb of the town on Monday night.

The Local Cleveland Police said today that the cause of her death is not being released by the investigative team at this time.

“Specialist officers, including forensic teams, are working hard to establish what happened to Patel,” a Cleveland Police statement said.

“The Avenue is a busy road and detectives are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area on Monday evening to contact them. Anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the area which may assist police is also asked to come forward,” it said, adding that no arrests have been made in the case so far.

“They were a really nice, friendly couple and they’ve become popular in the area since they took over the pharmacy,” one of the couple’s neighbours said.