'Incredibly sad': Dancer, 22, dead in suspected murder suicide

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British police have confirmed a man found dead in the same property as a 22-year-old dancer in the town of Kettering was in a relationship with her. 

Investigators are working to piece together what happened and probe a potential murder suicide that has made headlines across the country

The body of Maddie Durdant-Hollamby, of Cambridgeshire, was found by police shortly after 1pm on Friday (local time) following a report of concern for her welfare, Northamptonshire Police said.

On Monday, authorities named the man found dead in the same incident as Benjamin Green, 41, and confirmed the property where the pair were found was his.

The family of the 22-year-old say they are overcome with grief following her shock death. Source: Instagram
The family of the 22-year-old say they are overcome with grief following her shock death. Source: Instagram

A major investigation has been launched into the circumstances of the two deaths.

Police have said they are treating Ms Durdant-Hollamby’s death as murder, and are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.

Neighbours told The Sun that Green had a string of young girlfriends before Maddie, who would visit him at his home.

"He would have different women coming over a lot," one neighbour said.

"They were similar to her [Maddie]. They would be young, aged between 22 and 30. He had at least three girlfriends. They would last about six months and then another one would appear." 

It's believed the pair were together for as long as two years and met at work while working together at a marketing agency. 

Police are probing the suspected murder suicide at Green's house. Source: PA
Police are probing the suspected murder suicide at Green's house. Source: PA

Mystery remains over 'incredibly sad case'

Detective Inspector Nicole Main, senior investigating officer, said: “While we await a formal identification of Benjamin, we have taken the step of naming him today with the support of his family.

“We understand he and Maddie had been in a relationship, and are working to establish as much as is possible about the circumstances in which they died.

“This is an incredibly sad case, and we ask that the grief and privacy of both families are respected by the media as they mourn their loved ones.

“They are overwhelmed with sadness and have asked that they be left in peace at this terribly distressing time.”

Tributes were paid to Ms Durdant-Hollamby on Sunday who worked in marketing and was known as a talented dancer.

In a statement her family said: “We are absolutely devastated at the loss of Maddie, our beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece.

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“Our hearts are broken and we cannot begin to imagine life without her. The shock and pain we are feeling is indescribable.

“She was a beautiful person both inside and out, who loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends.

“Maddie was a kind, caring, thoughtful young woman, who touched the lives of everyone she met.

“A talented dancer, her creative talent continued through school and into her career in marketing. Her life has been sadly cut short just as her career was blossoming.

“Our thoughts are with everybody who knew and loved Maddie as much as we did.”

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