A HUSBAND phoned police to say he had killed his wife before driving more than 200 miles to a beauty spot and decapitating himself.
Nigel Ordinans called cops to tell them where to find the body of his wife, Linda, before driving to Dover.
The 63-year-old retired brewery operative from Wolverhampton, was found dead inside his car in Dover, on Thursday.
West Midland Police had earlier found the body of Mr Ordinans’ wife, Linda, 61, a retired secretary, at their three-bedroom detached home in Mill Green, Wolverhampton, in the early hours.
Neighbour Leslie Whitehouse, 78, who lives four doors down from the couple, said: “The couple have lived in the street for more than 30 years.
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“They were always quite pleasant but private. They kept themselves to themselves. I don’t think they had children.
“I would often see Nigel walking his two Rottweilers past my house. I often chatted to him and he seemed perfectly nice. I think he’d retired.
“The police visited us and reassured us that there had been an incident but they were not looking for anyone else and it was confined to that household.”
DI Tristan Kluibenschadl of Kent Police told an inquest that a suicide note had been found in the car.
A post mortem examination confirmed the cause of death.
Detective Inspector Warren Hines of West Midlands Police said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation but it seems that the man has killed his wife before taking his own life.
“We are not looking for anyone else at present in connection with either death.”
Assistant coroner Kate Thomas sitting at the Archbishops’ Palace in Maidstone adjourned the inquest until January 23 for further reports.
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