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Mum-of-five, 35, found dead in lake at Suffolk country park as cops quiz man over murder

A "BELOVED" mum-of-five who was found dead in a park lake, sparking a murder probe, has been pictured.

The body of Egle Vengaliene, 35, was discovered in the water at Brandon Country Park, Suffolk on Friday.

Ambulance crews reported the tragic in the country park lake shortly before 7am.

The body was later identified as Ms Vengaliene, who was originally from Lithuania.

A 46-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Suffolk Police were yesterday granted another 24 hours to question him.

'BELOVED' MUM

A friend who set up a Facebook fundraiser to help take Ms Vengaliene's remains back to Lithuania has paid tribute to her.

The pal, Vitalija, said Ms Vengaliene was a "beloved daughter and sister" and mourned that there are "five kids left without a mom" following her tragic death.  

She told MailOnline that Ms Vengaliene was a "good mother" and a "pretty woman". 

The pals had lived in the UK for about seven years and were both from Rokiškis in Lithuania.

Five kids left without mom. It's hard to find words to comfort you today

Facebook post

The Facebook post said: "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."

Specialist officers are supporting the woman's family, Suffolk Police said.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Saturday and additional tests are required, police said.

The force said the death is being treated as an isolated incident and there is not believed to be any threat to the wider community, but additional patrols will take place in the coming days anyway to offer reassurance to locals.

Cops have appealed for anyone who was in the area of the park or surrounding streets and who might have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact them.

The force said it is also keen to hear from anyone who knew the woman or anyone who saw her recently, before 7am on Friday.

A large part of the country park remained cordoned off by police as investigations continue.

Detectives believe the suspect and alleged victim were known to each other, with no wider threat to the community.

MORE PATROLS

Additional patrols took place in a bid to offer reassurance, police said.

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."

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses, particularly anyone who was in the area of Brandon country park, Bury Road or surrounding streets, who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, to make contact with them.

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 or by calling 101 and quoting reference 37/17570/21

Alternatively, contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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