A DRUG smugglers estranged wife was found dead at her home.

Sussex Police launched a murder investigation after Maryna Kavaliauskas, 35, was discovered by her distraught brother and cousin on Friday morning.

Maryna was found in the bedroom of hermarital home in South Farm Road Worthing alongside a mystery man. Sussex Police launched a murder investigation but it remains unclear exactly how they died.

Local residents said Maryna's builder husband Giedrius Kavaliauskas, 37, took their two children to see family abroad four days ago.

Detectives said that they were not looking for anyone else in connection with Maryna and the 40 year old man's death's.

The couple bought the house in 2007 and lived there with their two children, a boy and a girl, who attended a local primary school.

Giedrius was convicted for conspiring to import and supply cocaine into Britain across the Channel in high speed inflatable boats and was jailed for eight years in 2009.

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: "They were quiet respectful, didn't cause anyone any trouble - she adored her children and her two pugs.

"Everyone around here is saying she was cheating. He went abroad four days ago.

"Apparently, she cheated on him when he was in prison too."

Chris Denyer, 52, said: "There was a couple living there and the husband is currently abroad in Lithuania with their two kids.

"The wife and someone else is dead inside the property, but how they died I have no idea.

"They've lived there for a good few years, it is a rented property."

Another neighbour who refused to be named said: "They were a lovely addition to the neighbourhood, it was very nice to talk to them when I passed them in the street.

"I mostly talked to the mum and she was really nice.

"The kids go to the school I used to go to as well, they are fairly young."