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Death of mother and daughter in England linked to father's death in France yesterday

47-year-old Lisa Anthony and her daughter Ava (14) were discovered at their Surrey home yesterday morning.

A police car outside the home of Lisa and Ava Anthony in Esher, Surrey, this morning
A police car outside the home of Lisa and Ava Anthony in Esher, Surrey, this morning
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A POLICE INVESTIGATION is underway in Surrey, England following the discovery of two bodies at a house in Esher yesterday morning.

Surrey police were called to an address in a gated community in the area at 10am after concerns were raised for two people at the property.

No formal identification has taken place, however the Surrey Police said in a statement they believe the two bodies are those of 47-year-old Lisa Anthony and her daughter Ava (14), who were the two residents of the property.

The two deaths are being linked to the death of a man in his 50s which occurred in the Aix en Provence area of Southern France last Sunday. The man is understood to have been Ava’s father who lived with the family in the Surrey property.

Officers are working alongside the French Gendarmerie as part of their investigation. The deaths have also been reported to the Surrey Coroner.

“This is a tragic incident where lives have been lost and our thoughts are with their family and friends at this time,” said Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Mark Preston.

We are in the very early stages of the investigation but we do not believe there to be any threat to the wider community and I would like to reassure the public that this is thought to be an isolated incident.
We are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Surrey police are making a number of enquiries in the area and ask anyone with information which may assist their investigation to contact Surrey Police quoting Operation Caribou.

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