The teenage girl found murdered at her home in Springfield Drive, Calne on Friday 3rd May has been named as Eleanor Gould.
A body was discovered by ambulance crews who called the police to the scene at approximately 3.15pm on Friday. A short time later police arrested a 17-year-old in connection with her murder.
A spokesman for Wiltshire Police confirmedthat the teenage girl who died in Calne on Friday (May 3) has been formally identified as 17-year-old Ellie Gould.
Ellie was a Year 12 pupil at Hardenhuish School in Chippenham.
The 17-year-old male arrested on Friday on suspicion of Ellie’s murder remains in custody at this time.
Superintendent Conway Duncan said: “Our thoughts remain with Ellie’s family, her friends and schoolmates.
“Ellie’s family will continue to receive support from specially trained officers and we are aware that her fellow pupils are being encouraged to seek support being organised by Hardenhuish School.
“We fully appreciate the level of shock, anxiety and upset in and around Calne and Chippenham and our officers are continuing to progress their enquiries as swiftly and diligently as possible.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our communities in Calne for the support and patience they have shown our officers as they
undertake their enquiries.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact us on 101 and quote log number 176 of May 3rd.
A forensic Post Mortem has been carried out to establish the exact cause of death. The results are yet to be released.