Weybread murder: Police send up drone again to search for missing Sylvia Stuart

Special Operations Sergeant Aaron Connolly using a drone in the search for Sylvia Stuart in Weybread

Special Operations Sergeant Aaron Connolly using a drone in the search for Sylvia Stuart in Weybread, Suffolk.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Police are today and tomorrow searching the area around the north Suffolk home of grandparents Peter and Sylvia Stuart as their murder investigation continues.

Peter Stuart (left) whose body was found close to his Weybread home, and his wife Sylvia (right) who

Peter Stuart (left) whose body was found close to his Weybread home, and his wife Sylvia (right) who is missing. - Credit: Archant

The body of Peter Stuart, 75, was found on Friday June 3 in woods near their isolated home on Mill Lane in Weybread. He died from stab wounds.

His wife Sylvia, 69, has not been found despite thorough searches in the area.This week detectives have been flying a drone from Essex Police above Weybread and the surrounding area to look for clues and that will continue on Wednesday and Thursday.

Special Operations Sergeant Aaron Connolly using a drone in the search for Sylvia Stuart in Weybread

Special Operations Sergeant Aaron Connolly using a drone in the search for Sylvia Stuart in Weybread, Suffolk.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The murder suspect, Ali Qazimaj, 42, is believe to have fled abroad, possibly to his native Kosovo.

Qazimaj, from Tilbury, Essex, had used the alias Marco Costa.

His car was found by the ferry terminal in Dover and police have been in contact with colleagues in Europe.

Investigations abroad continue.


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•A 61-year-old man from Leicester, arrested on Sunday 5 June in connection with the murder of Peter Stuart, has been bailed to return to police on Wednesday 3 August.

•Anyone who can help is asked to call Suffolk Police through the incident room on 01473 782000.

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