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Broads tragedy: Woman victim named as Annette Creegan, 49

16:20 04 September 2012

Broadsbeat and the navigation ranger at the scene on the River Bure.
Two bodies recovered on the River Bure close to Salhouse Broad on the Norfolk Broads.

Picture: James Bass

Broadsbeat and the navigation ranger at the scene on the River Bure. Two bodies recovered on the River Bure close to Salhouse Broad on the Norfolk Broads. Picture: James Bass

(C) James Bass 2012

The body of a woman recovered from the Norfolk Broads at the weekend has been formally identified as 49-year-old Annette Creegan, from Mitcham in Surrey.

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The woman was recovered from the River Bure on Sunday after her 13-year-old daughter was found alone aboard a hired pleasure cruiser, moored opposite the entrance to Salhouse Little Broad.

Also recovered nearby was the body of a man, believed to be Ms Creegan’s partner, who has been named by national media as John Didier, who is believed to originally be from the USA.

A Home Office post mortem examination yesterday revealed that Ms Creegan is likely to have died as a result of strangulation while the dead man died as a result of drowning.

Police continue to treat the deaths as a domestic incident and are not seeking anyone else in connection with it.

Mr Didier is said to be an NHS worker who has family links to Arkansas in the US. Norfolk police have declined to confirm or deny the claims, and said the man will be officially named once further formal identification procedures have taken place.

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