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A woman whose body was found in Duckmanton last week has now been formally identified as Gracie Spinks.
Gracie, who was 23, was found injured in a field near to Staveley Road at around 8.40am on Friday 18 June. Paramedics attended but sadly, Gracie died at the scene.
Officers believe that Gracie, who was from the Chesterfield area, was killed by a man she knew, who was later found dead. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the two deaths.
Specially trained officers are supporting Gracie’s family at this time.
There has been a lot of speculation in the community in recent days as to what happened that day and we are working to find answers for everyone involved.
We can confirm that the force has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) because we had contact with Gracie earlier this year.
We are not able to release any further information about the case, but we can confirm there was no criminal restraining order in place.
We can also confirm that a member of the public found a bag containing weapons in Duckmanton in May and handed this in to police.
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