Man found strangled alongside daughter was sex offender, police reveal
A father found strangled in his flat alongside his daughter was a convicted sex offender, police have disclosed as they examine the motive for the killings.
Detectives investigating the deaths of Noel Brown, 69, and 41-year-old Marie Brown also believe it is a "strong possibility" she disturbed the attackers as they attempted to dismember his body, Scotland Yard said.
Mr Brown and his only daughter were found strangled at his flat in Deptford, south-east London, at about 2.45am on Monday after police responded to a "welfare concern".
Police are trying to establish why they were killed, but Detective Superintendent Paul Monk said Mr Brown's conviction in 1999 for a sex offence, for which he served four years in prison, was not "screaming out" as a motive.
He said "nothing" had happened in Mr Brown's life in th e 18 years since the conviction to suggest that was the reason for the murder.Source: Google News