Twins found dead at Dover Cliffs with mother's ashes

Twins found dead after scattering mother's ashes

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.

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

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."

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Police found the body of Scott Enion at the same time as the twins' bodies were discovered - Manchester Evening News

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.

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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