MYSTERY surrounds the death of a couple found dead at home as cops announce a probe into the tragedy.
The bodies of Diana Gabaliene, 33, and Deividas Gabalis, 40, were found in a house in Sleaford, Lincolnshire on Sunday.
The bodies of Diana Gabaliene, 33, and Deividas Gabalis, 40, were discovered inside a house in Sleaford on SundayCredit: Facebook
Detectives say they’re not not looking for anyone else in connection with their investigation.
Friends and neighbours have told of their shock and horror as flowers and candles were left outside the property.
One friend, who knew Mr Gabalis from working at the Moy Park food plant in Anwick, said he was at work on Friday.
Veronika Rutkovcka, 41, said: “It’s so shocking in our town.
“We’ve never had anything like this.”
The couple were originally from Lithuania, she said.
“I don’t understand how something like this could happen. It’s horrible,” she added.
Jennifer Cook, who lives opposite the home where the couple’s bodies were found, called the news “very shocking”.
The 69-year-old said: “I didn’t know them – only to say hello. They kept themselves to themselves.
“All the police arrived at about 4pm on Sunday. There were lots of police cars and vans. It’s frightening really that something like this has happened.”
Dad-of-six Michael Trollope, who has lived in the street for three years, said: “They were a very quiet couple. You wouldn’t know they were there.”
Martial arts school Sleaford Fight Academy called Ms Gabaliene one of their “longest, most hard-working students”, the Grimsby Telegraph reports.
“D was one of our original members,” a representative said.
“A shy girl who asked a member of staff if she could join in as she was too scared to approach us herself.
“From there she fell in love with the sport.
“She leaves us with a huge hole in the heart of this club.”
The New Image Gym said both Ms Gabaliene and Mr Gabalis were long-standing members.
“RIP to Deividas and Diana and our huge condolences to your friends and family,” they said.
Cops say specially-trained officers are supporting the couple’s families.
I don’t understand how something like this could happen. It’s horrible
“Our investigation continues into these tragic events and our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved,” a spokesperson said.
Detective Inspector Andy McWatt said there are “several lines of inquiry to look into” so the “exact circumstances” can be established.
“Post mortem examinations have yet to take place to find out what caused the deaths of both of these people,” he said.
“However, I am satisfied that, at this moment, we do not need to look for anyone else in connection with this investigation.
“I appreciate there may be a good deal of public interest and concern in relation to this tragic incident and we’re working hard to establish the facts, but I want to make clear that we do not think there is any wider threat to the public.”
A cordon is in place while forensics teams complete their examinations and local officers are in the area carrying out enquiries.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Lincolnshire Police by emailing [email protected] quoting incident 292 of 01/05/2022.