Mum-of-five found dead in country park lake pictured as police arrest man for murder
A mum-of-five who was found dead in a lake has been pictured as police arrest a man on suspicion of her murder.
The body of Egle Vengaliene, 35, was found in the water at Brandon Country Park Suffolk by ambulance crew on Friday at around 7am.
They alerted police who launched an investigation.
The body was later identified as Ms Vengaliene and a 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.
He is still being questioned by officers after Suffolk Police on Sunday were granted another 24 hours to question him.
A friend has set up a Facebook fundraiser to help take Ms Vengaliene, who is from Lithuania, back to her homeland.
The pal Vitalija SC said Ms Vengaliene was a “beloved daughter and sister” and that her tragic death has left “five kids left without a mom”.
She told MailOnline that Ms Vengaliene and herself had both lived in the UK for around seven years.
Describing Ms Vengaliene as a “good mother” and a “pretty woman” Vitalija said they were both from Rokiškis in the Eastern European country.
Vitalija’s Facebook post reads: “We express our condolences to the family, for the loss of beloved daughter and sister Egl in England.
“Five kids left without mom. It’s hard to find words to comfort you today.
“We express all strength, hope and faith to you, your family and loved ones.
“And we ask all Lithuanians for financial help to transport their body to Lithuania.”
Suffolk Police said specialist officers are supporting Ms Vengaliene’s family and a post-mortem examination was carried out on Saturday to determine how she died but additional tests are needed.
Police have said they believe the suspect and Ms Vengaliene were known to each other and there is no wider threat to the community.
But there will be additional police patrols over the next few days to reassure locals.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who was at the park or surrounding streets and may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact them.
Police are also keen to hear from anyone who knew Ms Vengaliene or anyone who saw her recently, before 7am on Friday.
Detective Superintendent Andy Smith said: “We understand this will have shocked and alarmed many people but officers will remain at the scene over the coming days and extra patrols are taking place to provide reassurance.
“We would like to thank local residents who have so far assisted us with this investigation.”
Residents in the local area with a doorbell camera or private CCTV are also asked to review their footage, as well as anyone with motion activated dash-cam footage.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the force’s Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal, by calling 101 and quoting reference 37/17570/21 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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