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Suicide or murder

The cause of death of the British couple in Monaco is still unknown

What happened in the luxury Monaco apartment at 7 avenue Princesse-Alice where the bodies of millionaire British couple Christopher and Angela Stephenson were found? The question remains whether it was a murder and suicide as a result of a domestic dispute or whether their alleged involvement with Russian criminal gangs went sour over a property deal. It's well over a week since their bodies were discovered (approximately six weeks after their deaths) and investigators have no additional information to explain the circumstances or a motive. Although the police are reluctant to jump to conclusions until after the autopsy one fact would appear to indicate no external foul play - the apartment was locked from the inside with no sign of a break-in or disturbance. A logical conclusion to jump to is that Mr Stephenson, a 64 year-old property developer and former army officer who was well known among the horse-racing fraternity, murdered his wife, Angela, after a domestic argument before turning the gun on himself. The couple had only just married in May after many years together. It was their domestic help who eventually alerted the police as their long absence had worried her.