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Twins aged 59 found dead at Dover Cliffs may have slipped while scattering mother's ashes

Mirror logo Mirror 10/01/2017 Steve Robson

Police searching for a man at Dover Cliffs also found the bodies of Bernard and Muriel Burgess © PA Police searching for a man at Dover Cliffs also found the bodies of Bernard and Muriel Burgess

Twins found dead at the bottom of the Dover cliffs on New Year's Day may have slipped scattering their mother's ashes, it has been claimed.

The bodies of Muriel and Bernard Burgess were discovered at the foot of Langdon Cliffs near to another man's body.

None of the three deaths are being treated as suspicious.

Neither of the Burgess twins, who were aged 59, ever married and lived with their parents their entire lives, it is believed.

After their father died in the 1980s, the mother and twins moved to Flintshire, North Wales.

When their mother died in 2014, the twins moved to the small village of Elton in Cheshire.

<span class="caption" itemprop="description" style="background:transparent;border:0px;font-size:14px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-weight:700;color:#2c2c2c;">The twins were found with an urn containing their mother's ashes, it has been claimed</span><span style="color:#141414;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#f1f1f1;">&nbsp;</span><span class="credit" itemprop="author" style="background:transparent;border:0px;font-size:11px;margin:0px 0px 0px 2px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;color:#141414;">(Photo: Stone Sub)</span> © Stone Sub The twins were found with an urn containing their mother's ashes, it has been claimed  A neighbour said: "I heard the twins were found with her ashes.

"It’s not clear whether they slipped and fell as they tried to scatter them or if they jumped holding them – just wanting to be all together at the end."

A family friend added: "The twins were quiet but were also inseparable."

A coroner will ultimately rule whether the twins' deaths were intentional or not.

In the meantime, officers from Kent Police are still appealing for help to trace their final movements.

<span class="caption" itemprop="description" style="background:transparent;border:0px;font-size:14px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-weight:700;color:#2c2c2c;">Police found the body of Scott Enion at the same time as the twins' bodies were discovered</span><span style="color:#141414;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#f1f1f1;">&nbsp;</span><span class="credit" itemprop="author" style="background:transparent;border:0px;font-size:11px;margin:0px 0px 0px 2px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;color:#141414;">(Photo: Manchester Evening News)</span> © Manchester Evening News Police found the body of Scott Enion at the same time as the twins' bodies were discovered  They were wearing dark-coloured wet weather gear and may have been seen at the top of the cliffs in the period between Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Forty-five-year-old Scott Enion from Manchester has been revealed as the man whose body was also found at the bottom of the cliffs on January 1.

Officers have confirmed that they are not linking his death with those of the Burgess twins.

Anyone with information that could help with the enquiry into the twins’ movements please contact Detective Sergeant Stuart Ward on 01843 222289, quoting incident number 01-980.


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