Ellie Gould named as Calne murder victim

Ellie Gould
Ellie Gould was a pupil at Hardenhuish School in Chippenham

A teenage girl who was found dead at a house in Wiltshire has been formally identified as 17-year-old Ellie Gould.

Police said a 17-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

On Friday afternoon officers were called to a house in Springfield Drive, Calne, where Ellie was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police spokesperson said she was a Year 12 pupil at Hardenhuish School in Chippenham.

Police said the arrested teenager was known to Ellie, and that a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of death would be held on Sunday.

Springfield Drive, Calne
Ellie’s body was found at a house in Springfield Drive

Inquiries are continuing to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding her death.

Supt 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 inquiries as swiftly and diligently as possible.”

In a statement, Hardenhuish School said: “The Hardenhuish community is shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Ellie Gould.

“Ellie was a talented, popular and much-loved member of our school community who will be dearly missed.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with Ellie’s family at this devastating time.”