The police and watchdog IPCC are investigating after the body of a missing woman was found, dead, near Bristol. Louise Jones, 20, was not a local girl, and it is believed she was from the Redditch area. She was found dead by police officers at near Rodway Hill manor house on the 30th March 2012. It is believed the committed suicide, though local talk of murder appears far fetched, it has not been ruled out by the Police. The rodway hill suicide death is the first reported at the beauty spot in a number of years.
The Rodway hill suicide death of Lousie Jones shocked locals when she was found dead near Mangotsfield School and common. It is believed she drove to the scene. It seems pretty certain to be a suicide, though murder is of course a possibility, if it was, police would of confirmed this by now and alerted the public. This Rodway Hill death is quite unusual, and it is not the classic type of area where you would expect a premature death.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has now confirmed that it has taken the step of deciding to investigate the incident, though no suggesting that this is anything more than routing has been made. There are some suggestions that she was being tracked by police after her car regisration showed up on motorway tracking cameras.
The IPCC has said that the investigation will now focus on the actions taken by Avon and Somerset Police, which was called to assist West Mercia Police when she entered South Gloucestershire. Louise Jones had been considered a high-risk missing person by West Mercia Police, which is her local force. It is believed they contacted Avon and Somerset Police asking them to detain her. The Rodway Hill death has shocked locals, which unclear police information being released.
West Mercia Police later confirmed that is had asked for urgent checks to be made when Ms Jones’s car was spotted on the motorway near Bristol at 02:30 BST. It is thought that Ms Jones had also rang the force an hour later but was unable to give her location. She was later found dead by police officers at Rodway Hill at 07:07 hrs on the 30th March, sparking the investigation.
IPCC Commissioner Naseem Malik has said that The IPCC investigation will now focus on the actions which were taken by Avon and Somerset Constabulary after they were called for assistance by West Mercia Police at around 02.30 hrs, and a further statement would be made as the investigation continues. Avon and Somerset Police has said that it will not be making a comment until the IPCC investigation had been completed.