Murder investigation launched after entire family found dead across two locations

Next of kin have been informed, and no arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.

The two discoveries were made within an hour of one another

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A murder investigation has been launched after an entire family was found dead across two separate location.

A woman, aged 57, was found dead at her home address in south-west London, and the bodies of her husband and two children were discovered in East Sussex.

Police were called at approximately 5.54pm on Monday March 5 to South Road in Twickenham, following concerns raised about the welfare of the occupants. 

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. The woman was found dead at the scene with stab injuries. 

Detectives quickly sought to establish the welfare of her husband, aged 57, and two children aged 7 and 10, and carried out a number of urgent enquires. 

Sussex Police had already found the bodies of a man and two young boys at Birling Gap seafront in East Sussex. The discovery was made shortly before 5pm.

Whilst formal identification awaits, police believe that they are the deceased woman’s immediate family. A vehicle was recovered nearby.

Officers from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation, supported by colleagues in Sussex Police. 

Post-mortem examinations for all four individuals will take place in due course. Formal identification awaits. 

Next of kin have been informed, and no arrests have been made. Enquiries continue. 

At this early stage, police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Metropolitan Police on 0208 721 4005, or locally to Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Glasson.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.