The family of a woman whose body was found at Brandon Country Park earlier this month have paid tribute to her.
Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly before 7am on Friday 9th April following reports that the a woman had been found in the park’s pond.
Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the deceased has been identified as Egle Vengaliene, aged 35, of Bury Road in Brandon.
The family have provided the following tribute:
“Eglė Vengalienė, at the age of only 35 years old, passed away on 9th April, 2021. She was loving, caring and devoted to her family, radiating optimism, cheerfulness and positive energy and believing in her family’s bright future.
“She leaves behind 5 of her children, who will have to grow up without their mother’s love and will always long and mourn their mother. Protect your children from heaven and rest in peace, Eglutė.”
Andrius Vengalis, of Bury Road, Brandon, was arrested in connection with the incident on the afternoon of Friday 9th April and after being questioned by detectives, was subsequently charged with murder on Monday 12th April.
Vengalis appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 13th April, where he was committed to appear before Ipswich Crown Court later the same day. He was remanded in custody pending a next crown court appearance on Monday 19th July.
The investigation is ongoing and officers remain keen to hear from anybody who knew Egle and have not yet been in contact with police, or from anyone with a recent sighting of her prior to 7am on the morning of Friday 9th April.
Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses, particularly anyone who was in the area of Brandon Country Park or Bury Road in Brandon and the surrounding streets, and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.
Additionally, officers are asking anyone who was driving in the vicinity of Brandon Country Park or Bury Road, Brandon, between midnight and 7am on Friday 9 April and who has a dashcam in their vehicle, to make contact with the inquiry team.
Any 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 Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363718M87-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference: 17570/21.
Alternatively, contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org