Suspect: Lauren Branning
Alibi, possible motive and reasons leading to the suspicion of Lauren Branning in the death of Lucy Beale..
Connection to Lucy: Best friend and business partner
- Alibi: Was at Ronnie and Roxy’s housewarming party
- Possible motive: She'd recently found out that her father, Max had been sleeping with Lucy
Lauren may have been Lucy’s best friend, but they had their secrets from one another; especially about Lucy’s affair with Max. Lauren has already lied to the police about her alibi, conveniently forgetting to mention that on the way home she was standing outside the Beales' house. Despite Jane quickly covering for her, saying she saw her not enter the house, Lauren was in quite a state at the thought of her lie coming out.