Deaths at Harrogate hotel being treated as ‘murder-suicide'

07 May 2021 by
Deaths at Harrogate hotel being treated as ‘murder-suicide'

The discovery of two bodies at a hotel in Harrogate is being treated as a murder-suicide, North Yorkshire Police has said.

Chenise Gregory and her partner, Michael McGibbon, both 29 and from the London area, were found stabbed in a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic hotel at around 10.20pm on Tuesday 4 May. They were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

North Yorkshire Police has confirmed detectives are treating the two deaths as a murder-suicide as they release the identities of the two bodies found at the hotel.

Enquiries into the circumstances around the deaths are ongoing, but detectives are treating the death of Gregory as murder. They do not believe anyone else is involved.

Temporary detective chief inspector Jonathan Sygrove of North Yorkshire Police's major investigation team said: "An investigation into the circumstances around the deaths is ongoing, but the evidence we have gathered at this stage suggests it is a suspected murder-suicide.

"A postmortem has taken place that has confirmed the couple died from stab wounds. We are treating Ms Gregory's death as murder and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

"This is a very sad case and our thoughts are with their families and friends at this difficult time. We have specialist officers from North Yorkshire Police, supported by specialist officers from the Metropolitan Police, supporting the family, and we will work with them as we investigate the circumstances leading to these tragic deaths."

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