This statement issued by West Midlands Police, 2nd June 2011
Murder inquiry further update – quashing rumours – Brownhills
2 June 2011
Police investigating the death of 92-year-old Daisy Myring have moved to quash unfounded local rumours that her house had been burgled.
At this stage in the investigation detectives say that a strong line of inquiry is that whoever entered the house either had access or knew someone who had.
Police have been granted a custody extension by magistrates to continue questioning a 36-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man detained in connection with the inquiry.
The two are from Cannock and were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder.
Police enquiries are ongoing and local officers continue to carry out reassurance patrols in the area.
A/DCI Wayne Jones from Force CID said: “We are still appealing for anyone who may have any information to come forward and contact us on 0345 113 5000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Anyone who comes forward with information will be treated in the strictest confidence.
“There has been concern within the community that Daisy’s house had been subject to a burglary, we believe that was not the case and whoever entered the property had direct access or knew someone who did.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Force CID on 0345 113 5000 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.