Police hunt for man after sister and mother are murdered
Two women found dead at separate addresses have been identifed as a mother and daughter.
The body of Bernadette Fox, 57, was found at a home in Brookhill Road, Bootle, Merseyside, at 4am yesterday, while that of her daughter, Sarah Fox, 27, was discovered in a property in Worcester Road, Bootle, at around 9.15pm on Thursday.
Detectives are now hunting for Peter Fox, 26, the son and brother of the victims, and want to speak with him in connection with the double murder.
Merseyside Police issued a photograph of Fox and warned the public not to approach him.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Rooney said: "We are currently trying to trace Peter Fox, the son of Bernadette, as he could have information which could assist with our investigation. I would appeal to Peter to come forward so that we can speak to him following the murders of his mother and sister.
"I would also ask the public to help us find Peter as we need to speak to him urgently in relation to the two murders.
"I would stress to the public that if they do see Peter Fox, they should not approach him. We would urge anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the police on 999."
Fox is described as white, between 5ft 2in and 5ft 5in and of slight build with short, dark hair - no longer shaved - and brown eyes. He speaks with a Liverpool accent.
Police said causes of death for the two women have yet to be established, and that post-mortem examinations are continuing.
Both properties remained sealed off while forensic investigators carry out searches, and detectives are also looking for CCTV footage.
Mr Rooney added: "The investigation into these deaths is at an early stage and, although the motive is unclear at this time, we believe the offender may be known to the victims.
"I would like to reassure residents who live in the Bootle area where these addresses are located that we have increased patrols in the area to provide reassurance and support."
Anyone with information on the murders is urged to call police on 0151 777 3802 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.