Police launched a hunt for a double murder suspect after discovering the death of a mother and her missing son 24 hours away.
Anthony Russell, 28, is being hunted down in connection with the brutal death of Julie Williams, 58, and her 32-year-old son David.
Jolie was found murdered in her apartment shortly before 11 pm on Sunday, October 25, after concerns were raised about her safety.
Police and paramedics rushed to the apartment at Emily Smith House in Riley Square Coventry where they found her body.
Monday, October 26 – Yesterday – Investigators issued an urgent call to find David, who lives with his mother in the apartment, and confirmed that he is not a suspect in the murder.
He has not been seen since last Tuesday, 20 October, and was reported missing on the evening of Saturday 24 October – the day before his mother was found dead.
West Midlands Police today revealed that David’s body was found in an apartment in Riley Square, Coventry at around 11:30 p.m. Monday October 26 – 24 hours after his mother was found dead.
The cause of their death has not yet been determined, and an autopsy is scheduled to take place in time.
Police believe Russell, who has no fixed address but connections to Coventry, is responsible for the murders and officers are trying to track him down urgently.
It is considered dangerous and members of the public should not approach it but call 999 immediately if they encounter it.
It is thought that Russell could have traveled south – perhaps to Plymouth, Devon or Cornwall.
A 36-year-old man has already been arrested on suspicion of plotting to commit murder and is still being held under investigation by the officers.
Detective Jim Mahone, of the Force’s killing team, said: “These deaths are very sad and my thoughts are with the David and Jolie family at this difficult time.
“Our investigation is continuing at a great pace but we need to find Russell as soon as possible.
“I urge anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact us immediately.”
Anyone with information to contact the police is asked via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.ukOr, call 101, citing registry number 2265 of October 25.
Or, call Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800555111.
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