Weybread murder: Watch police search for Sylvia Stuart

Police continue to search the fields near the home of Peter and Sylvia Stuart in Weybread, Suffolk.P

Police continue to search the fields near the home of Peter and Sylvia Stuart in Weybread, Suffolk.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

An investigation into the disappearance of Sylvia Stuart and the murder of her husband Peter continued today with searches in fields and woods around Weybread.

Police continue to search the fields near the home of Peter and Sylvia Stuart in Weybread, Suffolk.P

Police continue to search the fields near the home of Peter and Sylvia Stuart in Weybread, Suffolk.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The couple were reported as missing at 7.15am on Friday, June 3 and the body of Mr Stuart, 75, was found at around 7.15pm in woodland a short distance from their home on Mill Lane.

It was later confirmed that he had died from multiple stab wounds.

Today officers from Suffolk and Norfolk police combed fields around the Stuarts' home on Mill Lane as they continue to search for Sylvia, 69.

Suffolk detectives are continuing to liaise with international law enforcement agencies to trace suspect Ali Qazimaj, 42, who has also previously used the alias of Marco Costa, and who had been living in the Tilbury area of Essex.

Peter Stuart (left) whose body is believed to have been found close to his Weybread home, and his wi

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


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Officers are continuing to piece together information regarding his movements between the last confirmed sighting of Mr and Mrs Stuart at Pulham Market on Sunday, May 29 and his departure from the Britain via Dover on Saturday, June 4.

They are also learning more about his background and working to trace him.

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Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Parkes said: 'We are continuing to work to locate Sylvia and to find Ali Qazimaj. We are grateful to everyone who has passed on information to date and would also like to thank those who have been assisting us with this investigation.

'Our international colleagues are carrying out work to help locate Ali Qazimaj while we continue to search for Sylvia in the UK. We would still like to hear from anyone with information that may help our enquiries.'

Police search the home of missing couple Peter and Sylvia Stuart in Mill Lane, Weybread, Suffolk. PH

Police search the home of missing couple Peter and Sylvia Stuart in Mill Lane, Weybread, Suffolk. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Anyone with information can contact Suffolk Police through the incident room on 01473 782000.

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

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