Police have charged two teen lovers with the murder of a mother and her 13-year-old daughter and they are due to be presented at the Lincoln Youth Court on Monday.
Reports suggested that both the 14-year-old boy and girl attacked Elizabeth Edwards, 49, and Katie, 13, with a knife and stabbed them on Friday. Police found their dead bodies at the semi-detached Spalding house located in Lincolnshire on the same day. However, the authorities arrested the suspects on Saturday. According to the Daily Mail, the neighbours heard “arguments” and the sound of glass smashing last week, which followed the double murder committed by the teen lovers.
The cause of death has not yet been confirmed by authorities as they said no speculations would be made prior to the post-mortem of the bodies. Police said that Lincolnshire force had launched a murder investigation and found that two 14-year-old lovers were involved in the murder.
East Midlands Police Collaboration Programme (EMSOU) Major Crime DCI Martin Holvey who was leading the investigation confirmed that the post-mortem examination will soon be conducted. “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 (April 13) to noon on Friday (April 15),” he said as quoted by Mirror UK.
“If you saw or heard anything that you thought was suspicious or unusual I’d encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible. Please call the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 163 of 15/04/2016 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Our officers will continue to carry out enquiries in the locality and local uniformed officers will also be in the area. If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to talk to them.”
According to reports, the accused girl had suffered from several rude comments during her childhood because of her sense of fashion. Although the negative comments prompted her to switch from dark clothing to brighter one but she seemed quite affected by those comments. “I think that period affected her really badly. She felt people were out to get her,” one of the local people said.