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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 August 2005, 08:12 GMT 09:12 UK
Man charged with heiress murder
Suzy Healey (Picture by Humberside Police/PA)
Ms Healey lived alone in the village after her divorce
A 37-year-old man has been charged with the murder of an heiress found dead at her village home.

Detectives had been questioning Richard Holtby about the death of 39-year-old Suzy Healey since his arrest on Monday.

The body of Ms Healey, the daughter of Hygena Kitchens millionaire Malcolm Healey, was found in the East Yorkshire village of Ellerker on Monday morning.

Mr Holtby, of South Cave, was charged on Tuesday night and is due to appear at Beverley Magistrates' Court.

A Humberside Police spokeswoman said Mr Holtby, who was arrested in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, had been detained at Bridlington police station overnight ahead of his court appearance on Wednesday.

Family's shock

Officers found the body after being alerted by a friend of Ms Healey who had been unable to raise her at her home.

The cause of her death has not been disclosed by police but officers have confirmed she did not die of natural causes.

Ms Healey was an animal lover who ran a sanctuary in the grounds of Ellerker Hall.

On Tuesday, her family released a statement saying they were shocked and devastated by her death.


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