4 December 2012
Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation
Team (MIT) are continuing with their detailed investigation today
(Tuesday 4 December 2012) into the circumstances of the deaths of a
couple, believed to be Andrea and Keith Johnson, at Compit Hills,
Cromer, on Sunday (2 December 2012).
Local neighbourhood officers and Police Community Support
Officers also remain at the scene and will be working with the MIT
over the coming days to support and reassure their families and the
wider community affected by these tragic events.
Post mortem results on both confirmed cause of death as gunshot
wounds, however, formal identification is still to take place.
3 December 2012
In relation to the Cromer deaths the following has been
The family of Andrea Johnson (nee CHADWICK)
would like to say the following:-
They are devastated by the loss of their
beautiful daughter Andrea, she was a wonderful daughter, aunt and
sister. She was so bubbly and full of life, she adored her family
and has been tragically taken from us. She will be very sorely
Please leave us to grieve in peace at this sad
The detective leading the investigation into the deaths of a
couple in Cromer has confirmed police believe that the woman was
shot before the man turned the gun on himself.
Detective Chief Inspector said: "While investigations continue
into the full circumstances surrounding the couple's deaths, at the
moment it is thought that two shots were fired.
“We believe the first shot led to the death of the woman
followed by the second shot, which led to the death of the
A call concerning the safety of a resident in Compit Hills,
Roughton, was received by the Constabulary at approximately 2:50pm
Upon arrival, the body of a woman, believed to be Andrea
Johnson, aged 44, was discovered in the front garden of a property
whilst the body of man, believed to be Keith Johnson, aged 58, was
found in a rear garden close by.
Formal identification is still due to take place, however,
officers can confirm that both of them are thought to have died
from gunshot wounds and police are not looking for anyone else
in connection with the incident. A firearm has since been recovered
from the scene.
3 December 10:30
Officers from Norfolk Constabulary are
continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident
in Compit Hills, Roughton, near Cromer.
Concerns were raised for the safety of a
resident on the housing estate at approximately 2:50pm this
Upon arrival, the body of a woman, believed to
be in her early 40s, was discovered in the front garden of a
property whilst the body of a man, believed to be in his late
50s, was found in a rear garden close by.
Officers can confirm that both the woman and
the man are thought to have died from gunshot wounds.
Detective Superintendent Peter Hornby, who is
leading the enquiry into their deaths, said “Whilst I understand
this is a very shocking incident for the neighbours of the two
people involved, I can reassure them that, at this stage, we are
not looking for anyone else in connection with it.”