Brenda Anderson Obituary, Death- An elderly South Australian couple’s deaths, which occurred one year apart, are being investigated as a possible case of double homicide. While Brenda Anderson passed away on March 16, 2022, at the age of 94, her husband Lynton Anderson passed away on May 1, this year at the age of 94 as well.
According to Detective Inspector Mark McEachern, the similarities and irregularities in the toxicological findings of the two spouses “provided the suspicion both were murdered by the same person.” On March 12, 2022, Brenda Anderson’s condition began to worsen while she was receiving treatment at Noarlunga Hospital for her various medical difficulties. She was taken to the Flinders Medical Centre, which is where she ultimately passed away. According to McEachern, the results of the toxicological test “gave significant rise for concern,” which prompted the investigation into her death.
The idea that her death was the result of a “deliberate act by another party” became the principal focus of an investigation after it was determined that an innocent explanation for toxicological abnormalities could not be found. “It is believed that Mrs. Anderson was killed by a person known to her and in a close enough relationship to have been visiting her while she was in the hospital,” McEachern said. “This person is believed to have been a close family member or close friend of Mrs. Anderson.” On April 30 of this year, a caregiver went to Lynton Anderson’s residence in Hackham and found him unconscious.
Additionally, he was transported to Flinders Medical Centre, which is where he ultimately passed away the following day. After the findings of the toxicological test were made public, questions regarding his passing were raised. “The toxicology in both people was quite similar, which raised our suspicions that the medication that was found should not have been found,” McEachern said. “The medication that was found should not have been found.”There was no reasonable explanation for the medication to have been found in their system.”
According to McEachern, it is suspected that the prescribed drug was the root cause of their deaths. He will not provide any further information regarding the drug. “Suffice it to say that they were abnormal and very suspicious in levels and types of medications that were in both people,” he said. “Say no more.” The treatment the couple received at the hospital or from outside caregivers does not raise any issues for the police. “We have identified a suspect, and we won’t elaborate any further,” McEachern added. As part of the investigation, the visiting logs from the hospital have been reviewed.
According to McEachern, the police “don’t know” yet if the alleged poisoning occurred all at once or over the course of several days. Anyone who may have information regarding the deaths of the Andersons is requested to get in touch with the appropriate authorities, particularly anyone who may have knowledge of pharmaceuticals, whether prescribed or not, that either of the Andersons was taking or had discussed.