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Second man named following Kingsteignton murder

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A file will be prepared for the coroner.

The 42-year-old local man found deceased within a car near Labrador Bay, Shaldon on Monday 10 June has been named as Owen Chandler; his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police can confirm that Peter Freeman was known to Owen Chandler.

A file will be prepared for the coroner and the matter will now be progressed by them in relation to the official cause of the two deaths.


Family pays tribute to Peter Freeman

The 73-year-old man who died following an incident on Chockland Road, Kingsteignton on Sunday 9 June has been formally identified as local man Peter Freeman.

Following the incident in Kingsteignton, at around 11am on Monday 10 June, police were made aware of a body of a 42-year-old local man found deceased within a car near Labrador Bay, Shaldon; his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police can confirm that Peter Freeman was known to the offender.

Peter’s family have paid the following tribute: “Peter was a very special person, taken from us in the most tragic of circumstances. He was a much loved man and his loss has deeply affected all those who knew him.

“We wish to pass on our thanks for the support and kindness shown to us by our friends and the public. 

“We would ask the Media to respect our privacy at this most difficult time to enable us to come to terms with our grief.”

A file will be prepared for the coroner and the matter will now be progressed by them in relation to the official cause of the two deaths.


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