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Haberfield Deaths: Couple Found Dead In Aberdare Home Remembered By Neighbours

30/12/2011 13:47 | Updated 30 December 2011

Tributes have been paid to a married couple found dead at their home just two days after Christmas.

The husband and wife, named locally as Barry and Kath Haberfield, were discovered in their home at Claerwen Close, in Aberdare, south Wales, on Tuesday.

Police said they are treating the deaths as "unexplained".

Neighbours Ken and Marlene Davies said the deaths had shocked the local community.

Mrs Davies, 73, said: "We only saw them two days before Christmas Eve and they seemed fine.

"Kath had been ill, but she had been going to see the doctor and appeared to be managing OK.

"They were both lovely people and very good neighbours. It is strange to think we will not ever see them again."

The Western Mail reported that retired supermarket manager Mr Haberfield and his former shop worker wife were found dead after two neighbours called to check if they were all right after seeing a light on downstairs in the morning.

South Wales Fire Service confirmed its firefighters attended Mr and Mrs Haberfield's bungalow on Tuesday morning to check for carbon monoxide.

A spokeswoman said: "Fire crews arrived at the scene at around 9.25am before leaving at around 10.35am.

"During that time they did not detect any carbon monoxide."

Police said they did not know what caused the couple's deaths and a post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place today.

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