Man found dead in Bognor flat named locally as Paul Hay but woman's identity still uknown (From The Argus)
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Man found dead in Bognor flat named locally as Paul Hay but woman's identity still uknown
Tributes have been paid to a “true gentleman with a heart of gold” who was one of two people found dead in a Bognor flat.
The daughter of the victim, named locally as 51-year-old Paul Hay, added: “You weren’t only my dad, you were my hero.”
Mr Hay and a 30-year-old woman’s bodies were discovered in the flat in Park Road, on Friday at 3.40pm.
Drugs have been ruled out as the cause of death, which is still under investigation.
A hazardous response team was called to the scene, which was sealed off for hours, after initial reports of a chemical incident.
A police source said there were concerns because one of the victims was “very strangely coloured”.
Mr Hay’s daughter Samantha, writing on her Facebook page, said she was “feeling so lost”, adding: “RIP to my beautiful dad. Still can’t believe this has happened.
“There are so many things I wish I had said to you.
“No words can explain how I’m feeling right now.
“Going to miss u so much dad. Love u with all my heart.”
Tributes also poured into a page called RIP Paul Hay, gone but never forgotten.
Hanna Sewell said: “Sleep tight babe, can't believe you’re gone, you will be greatly missed. So pleased I got to know you. You are one true gentleman with a heart of gold.”
Jess Rollings wrote: “Just wanted to say that you will be sorely missed. Loved by so many.
“RIP uncle, love you.”
Another woman called Shelbie said: “I can’t believe you’re gone.
“You were the light of all parties and the funniest of them all.
“You were a soul blessing to everyone that knew you and you will carry on being remembered for who you were and who you still are.”
Leeanne Rollings added: “All I can say is I love you.”
A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of a man and a woman who were found in a flat.
“Their deaths are currently being treated as unexplained but are not being treated as suspicious.”
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