Marketing director was killed in ‘murder suicide’ because police weren’t looking for anyone else

A popular marketing executive has died in a suicide attempt, police believe after the force confirmed it was not looking for suspects before her death.

Maddie Durdant-Hollamby, 22, of Wimblington, Cambridgeshire, was found by officers after reporting concerns for her well-being, Northamptonshire Police said.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. on Friday, August 27, where her body was found. The body of a man was also found in the property.

Police said they treated Ms Durdant-Hollamby’s death as murder. They said no arrests have been made and they are not looking for anyone else in connection with their investigation.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Nicole Main said: “This case is extremely tragic and our team has been working for the past 48 hours to determine the circumstances that led to the deaths of these two people.

Maddie Durdant-Hollamby was a young woman with a bright future ahead of her, and we are making sure her family is fully supported as we work to answer their questions about how she lost her life.

“Our investigation to date has found no known background to domestic violence in this case, but we continue to call on anyone with information they believe is relevant to our investigation to contact us as soon as possible.”

Poignant tributes were made to Maddie after police announced she had been murdered

Tributes have been paid to Maddie Durdant-Hollamby (pictured), a 'caring and considerate' marketing executive and dancer after she was found dead in a Kettering home on Friday

Tributes have been paid to Maddie Durdant-Hollamby (pictured), a ‘caring and considerate’ marketing executive and dancer after she was found dead in a Kettering home on Friday

Police were called over concerns for her well-being and also found the body of an unknown man

Police were called over concerns for her well-being and also found the body of an unknown man

Officers were called to a detached property (pictured) on Slate Drive in Kettering, North Northamptonshire, around 1pm on Friday over concerns for the wellbeing of residents.

Officers were called to a detached property (pictured) on Slate Drive in Kettering, North Northamptonshire, around 1pm on Friday over concerns for the wellbeing of residents.

Police officers were called to care for well-being and made the

Police officers were called to care for well-being and made the “tragic discovery” of the bodies of a man and a woman inside. Pictured: Forensic officers at the scene at Slate Drive

In a statement on Sunday, her family said: “We are devastated at the loss of Maddie, our beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece.

“Our hearts are broken and we can’t imagine life without her. The shock and pain we feel is indescribable.

“She was a beautiful person, both inside and out, who loved nothing more than to spend time with her family and friends.

Maddie was a kind, caring, thoughtful young woman who touched the lives of everyone she met.

A talented dancer, her creative talent continued through school and into her career in marketing. Her life was sadly cut short just as her career was blossoming.

“Our thoughts are with everyone who knew and loved Maddie as much as we do.”

Maddie’s mom Rachel also posted a heartbreaking tribute on Facebook, saying, “These are the hardest words we’ve ever had to write.

“Our beautiful beautiful Maddie is gone.

“She got her own wings and started flying with the angels.

Loving this amazing girl for 22 years will never be enough, we thought we had a whole life ahead of us.

‘Please hold on to your loved ones a little tighter and kiss them a little longer*…you never know when it’s your last chance.

‘Girl*. You were our world and our life isn’t complete without you in it. Heaven is so lucky to have you’

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene, despite the best efforts of paramedics.  Pictured: Forensic officers investigating the scene on Slate Drive Saturday morning

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene, despite the best efforts of paramedics. Pictured: Forensic officers investigating the scene on Slate Drive Saturday morning

Pictured: Northamptonshire Police are urging anyone with information, including CCTV and doorbell CCTV footage, to contact them.  Pictured: Cordon on Slate Drive on Saturday

Pictured: Northamptonshire Police are urging anyone with information, including CCTV and doorbell CCTV footage, to contact them. Pictured: Cordon on Slate Drive on Saturday

Police cars remained at the scene on Saturday while forensic investigations were underway

Police cars remained at the scene on Saturday while forensic investigations were underway

Her family is supported by specially trained officers from the police’s large crime investigation team.

Officers from the Force’s Major Crime Team have launched an investigation and are calling on anyone with information, including CCTV and doorbell CCTV footage, to contact us.

Pictured: Northamptonshire forensic officers were on the scene at Slate Drive on Saturday

Pictured: Northamptonshire forensic officers were on the scene at Slate Drive on Saturday

Northamptonshire police cordoned off the area surrounding the house (pictured Saturday), while forensic investigations are underway on the street, where house prices average around £300,000.

Northamptonshire police cordoned off the area surrounding the house (pictured Saturday), while forensic investigations are underway on the street, where house prices average around £300,000.

Anyone with information about the incident is requested to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 regarding incident reference 21000498738. Pictured: Scene on Slate Drive on Saturday

Anyone with information about the incident is requested to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 regarding incident reference 21000498738. Pictured: Scene on Slate Drive on Saturday

Formal identification of the man found at the property is expected to be carried out by mid-week, police added.

Residents said they were shocked when ten patrol cars and 15 officers arrived at the house, which has been occupied for two years.

Officers placed a cordon around the house, walled yard and shared garage after the bodies were found Friday.

A neighbor said, “I think it’s something really bad. There were about 15 officers here. They were mating everywhere.’

Officers from the Force's Major Crime Team have launched an investigation and are urging anyone with information to contact them.  In the photo: on-site forensic investigation

Officers from the Force’s Major Crime Team have launched an investigation and are urging anyone with information to contact them. In the photo: on-site forensic investigation

Residents said they were shocked when police (pictured Saturday) arrived at the house

Residents said they were shocked when police (pictured Saturday) arrived at the house

Northamptonshire Police officers placed a barrier around the house, walled garden and shared garage while forensic examinations were carried out.  In the photo: police on the spot on Saturday

Northamptonshire Police officers placed a barrier around the house, walled garden and shared garage while forensic examinations were carried out. In the photo: police on the spot on Saturday

Pictured: Forensics continued Saturday morning at the scene on Slate Drive

Pictured: Forensics continued Saturday morning at the scene on Slate Drive

One woman, who did not want to be named, added: ‘I don’t talk much with the neighbors. My partner texted me around 1:30 pm to tell me the police were everywhere.

‘It’s normally pretty quiet here. It’s the first time I’ve seen a police car here.’

Another said: ‘It’s definitely not good news, whatever it is. The police haven’t said anything to me.’

Northamptonshire Police also tweeted: ‘We have launched a major investigation after the bodies of two people were found at an address in Kettering this afternoon, Friday 27 August.

“A large number of agents are working on the case and would like to hear from anyone who has information.”

Anyone with information about the incident is requested to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 regarding incident reference 21000498738.

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