Two 14-year-olds have been arrested and charged with murder after two bodies were found in a Lincolnshire house on Friday. The bodies have not been officially identified but they are likely to be a mother and daughter who were residents in the area, police said.
The bodies were found in the afternoon at a property in Dawson Avenue, Spalding. The probable victims are 49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter, Katie, according to a statement made by the local police.
The teens are scheduled to appear before Lincoln Magistrates Court on Monday, names and possible motives remain unknown. Authorities remain to investigate the events and encourage people to come forward if they know something that may help the investigation, according to DCI Martin Holvey, of EMSOU Major Crime.
“Post-mortem examinations will be carried out in due course but again I still need to speak to anyone with any information that might be relevant from Dawson Avenue from around noon on Wednesday to noon on Friday,” added Holvey, who is leading the enquiry.
Officers will be carrying out enquiries in the locality, and local uniformed officers will also be in the area. Holvey added that if any resident has concerns they should not hesitate to talk to the authorities in the area.
The bloody events in the small town of 29,000 people have upset and brought concern to its residents, said Superintendent Paul Timmins. The community has been putting flowers and letters as a symbol to the just-murder family.
Timmins assured that this type of crime was extremely rare and not something the community have seen often, as he believed this was a completely isolated incident. He added that this was still an investigation in its early stages and the people should not speculate over the facts. Police and forensic teams are still collecting evidence in the area.
Source: Lincolnshire Police