Gosport murder investigation: Victim died from head injury
THE victim of a suspected murder died from a head injury, a post mortem has concluded.
Barry Hounsome, 54, was found dead at his home in Southcroft Road, Gosport, on Monday at around 5.30pm.
A 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder is still in custody.
Dr Hounsome carried out research into dementia and Parkinson's disease, and previously worked for Southampton and Bangor universities.
Next-of-kin for Dr Hounsome have been informed.
Police are treating it as an '˜isolated incident'.
Neighbour and friend of the couple, Walter Knight, today said he has been left devastated by Dr Hounsome's death.
Retired Mr Knight said the 'very intelligent' couple have a teenage son who studies at college.
Mr Knight said: "It's such a shame what's happened, the husband and wife were very lovely people.
'˜She was from somewhere in Germany, but I'm not completely sure.
'˜They were very nice people, they even got me a Christmas card every year.
'˜I didn't know what they did for a living but they were very friendly, they kept themselves to themselves.'