Second man found dead in car just hours after pensioner in 70s is stabbed to death

A SECOND body has been found in a car hours this morning after a man in his 70s died after being knifed in front of his wife at a home in Devon.

Cops are probing a link between the two deaths, the first has been declared a murder while the second is a suspected suicide.

The first man was rushed to hospital after being found with “multiple” stab wounds in Kingsteignton about 9.20pm on Sunday, but later died.

Devon and Cornwall Police launched an investigation and are hunting for the knifeman.

And now after the finding of a dead man in a car at Labrador Bay in Shaldon, about a 20 minute drive away, they could be linked.

Wendy Roberts said: “My house backs on to the house where the incident took place as it was right at the back of our garden.

“You never expect anything like that around here, it’s very quiet at that time of night as everyone is in watching TV.

“We didn’t like to look because at first we thought it was someone who was ill, then we saw the police van.

I do know some of the people who live down there but not at the house where police were coming and going.

“The worrying thing is no one has been arrested. When I went out this morning I told my daughter to keep all the doors locked and not to answer the door.

“It’s strange no one saw anything, no one knows anything. Last night there were lots of people out in their dressing gowns and a young lad was really distressed.”

Neighbours said the couple who live in the cordoned off house were a ‘sweet couple who walk their two little white dogs’.

A police guard was standing by the cordoned off private Chockland Road where a sign also says ‘no parking’.

And an alleyway has also been taped off as police continue to hunt for the killer.

It is thought the victim was stabbed more than ten times and the attack took place on his doorstep. It is understood a family member witnessed the savage assault.

Detective Chief Inspector Roy Linden, Deputy Head of Major Crime confirmed the two deaths are being probed.

He said: “We have launched a major investigation following last night’s murder.

“Late this morning we were also made aware of a body of a man found deceased within a car near Labrador Bay, Shaldon.

“This death is not currently being treated as suspicious and we are responding to the incident as a suspected suicide.

“The police are currently investigating the link between this and the incident in Chockland Road, Kingsteignton.

“At this time we are appealing for witnesses and we would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Chockland Road between midday Sunday 9th June and midnight.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Labrador Bay in Shaldon and saw a Blue Skoda Fabia between midday Sunday 9 June and 11am today, Monday 10 June; anyone with any details that could assist police with their investigation is asked to call 101 or email [email protected] quoting log number 836 9 June.”