'Missing' boy, 7, found drowned at home alongside dead mother

Ellen Manning
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Yulia Gokcedag, 35, and her seven-year-old son Timur were found dead at their London home after being reported missing the previous day. (Google Maps)
Yulia Gokcedag, 35, and her seven-year-old son Timur were found dead at their London home after being reported missing the previous day. (Google Maps)

A woman and her seven-year-old son have been found dead at their London home after being reported missing the previous day.

Yulia Gokcedag, 35, and her son, Timur, were found at their flat on the Isle of Dogs in London in the early hours of August 13.

Timur had drowned, while his mother was found hanging, a post mortem revealed.

Police have said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with their deaths, but an internal investigation is underway as Yulia and her son had been reported missing.

Scotland Yard said officers went to the flat in Lockesfield Place, Isle of Dogs, at around 3.20am on August 13 following “concerns for the welfare” of the occupants.

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An internal investigation is underway because Yulia had been reported missing. (Reuters)

A spokesman said: “Officers forced entry to the property and found Yulia and her son Timur unresponsive.

“Both were pronounced dead at the scene and an investigation was launched by the Met's Specialist Crime Command.

“Post mortem examinations determined the cause of death for Yulia to have been hanging and Timur’s cause of death was drowning.

“Detectives investigating are not seeking any other persons in connection with the deaths.”

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The spokesman added: “As is routine, the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards was informed.

“A referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) who referred it back to the local professional standards unit who are currently investigating.”

Inquests into the deaths of both Yulia and Timur are due to take place later this year.