Jillu and Louise Nash: Family of mother and daughter, 12, killed in ‘double murder’ tell of ‘utter despair’

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 (Suffolk Police)
(Suffolk Police)

The family of a mother and her young autistic daughter stabbed to death have spoken of their “utter devastation” as they are pictured for the first time.

Jillu, 44, and Louise Nash, 12, were found dead in their home in Heath Estate, Great Waldingfield by police bursting in responding to concerns for their safety on the morning of September 8.

Suffolk Police confirmed that the post-mortem examinations showed that the girl had died from a fatal stab wound to her abdomen while her mother was killed by “pressure on the neck”.

The 12-year-old girl and 44-year-old woman were found dead inside.

The family of Jillu and Louise said on Friday: “We, the family of Jillu and Louise Nash, have been struck by utter devastation, despair and pain by the tragic way the beautiful little lives of a young mother and a child have ended and from whom we are now separated forever.

“Our only solace is that Jillu and Louise are together in heaven eternally. This catastrophe will never leave us and the pain will stay in our hearts forever.

“We appreciate Suffolk Constabulary’s efforts, which have been honest, sincere and sensitive. They have treated us with great respect and due care, for which we are extremely touched and acknowledge this with gratitude.

“We are also very grateful to Jillu’s neighbours, the people of Sudbury, work colleagues, school teachers, peers, friends and well-wishers. We are astounded and comforted to learn of the way our daughter and granddaughter touched the hearts of so many in the Sudbury community.”

A 46-year-old man who was detained at the crime scene had serious injuries and he remains in hospital under arrest on suspicion of two counts of murder.

His condition is described by police as stable.

Detectives continue to appeal for any witnesses or anybody with any information to contact the Major Investigation Team, by either using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363721O05-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference: 57943/22.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999