9th April 2020

Man named by police as part of Taunton murder investigation

Police have named the man who died in Taunton at the weekend.

Avon and Somerset Police said:

“While a formal identification process has not yet taken place, we believe the man who died at a property in Taunton at the weekend is 32-year-old Romualds Baluls.

Romualds, a Latvian national, died at a property in Bircham Road on Saturday afternoon (19/11).

His family have been informed and are being offered support.”

Viktorija Ratiuk, 31, of Bircham Road, has been charged with Romuald’s murder and appeared at Taunton Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

She was remanded in custody to next appear before Exeter Crown Court on 15 December.