A results of a post mortem on the woman murdered in Marlow on Wednesday 6th July 2016 has determined that the cause of death was a blunt trauma head injury. The victim was then set on fire at the scene of the murder.
Although formal identification has not yet taken place Thames Valley Police believe the victim is Albertina Choules, aged 81.
Police officers were called to a property in Ragmans Lane just after 6.30am on Wednesday 6th July 2016. When officers arrived they were confronted by a man who assaulted a police officer. The injured police officer was taken to Stoke Mandeville hospital and has since been discharged.
A woman’s body was found at the scene and she was sadly pronounced dead. Her next of kin have been informed.
A man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday and he remains in custody at this time.
Senior Investigating Officer, Det Ch Supt Gilbert Houalla is appealing for anyone who might have any information about this incident to get in touch with the police by contacting the non-emergency number 101.
If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
The family of Albertina Choules have released a statement which is as follows : ‘Tina was incredibly special, as was her simple, self-sufficient way of life with no electricity, television or washing machine.
She never liked to sit still and worked tirelessly to maintain her beautiful garden and produce all year round.
Even in her old age she would chop trees, dig up flowerbeds and wrestle with her lovely dog, Georgie. She was completely selfless in giving away her fantastic fruit and vegetables to friends and family as well as sharing her wonderful Buddhist Stupas (that she built with her own hands) with those that chose to walk in the woodland.
Her friends and family in both the UK and Italy will miss her very dearly.‘