A mother-of-two has been beaten to death while house-sitting for millionaire friends in their £1.6million mansion in an idyllic seaside village used as the backdrop for ITV’s Midsomer Murders.
The 55-year-old victim, Valerie Graves, died after suffering a serious head injury in the six-bedroom detached property in Bosham, near Chichester, West Sussex.
The divorcee, of nearby Bracklesham Bay, was found dead at 9.50am on Monday after house-sitting with her partner, mother and sister while the owners were on holiday over Christmas.
Police are yet to make an arrest in connection with her death and have not ruled out that she could have been murdered in a botched burglary.
Tom’ll figure out what I already have: the boyfriend did it.
UPDATE, Jan. 2nd: I was close – the police are concentrating on the victim’s ex-boyfriend.