Update - Murder, Knowsley Village

UPDATE: 30 NOVEMBER 2013

Family Statement Following Murder In Knowsley Village

The family of Sharon Hayter and Stephanie Owen, who died on Thursday, 28 November, have paid tribute to them and issued the following statement.

"Sharon was a devoted, loving, caring mother and sister. She was extremely proud of her daughter Stephanie and was devoted to her.

"Sharon was educated at All Hallows secondary school in Speke. She later attained a degree in Information Technology, which she utilised as a volunteer, teaching children with learning difficulties.

"Stephanie was a loving daughter who loved singing and playing music. She enjoyed holidaying with her family at Blackpool.

"As a family we have taken some comfort from the lovely response within the community and are appreciative of their support.

"We would ask that we are now allowed some space and time to try and come to terms with the tragic loss of our much loved Sharon and Stephanie. They will be sadly missed."

UPDATE: 29 NOVEMBER 2013

Merseyside Police can confirm that Home Office post mortems carried out following the deaths of Sharon Hayter, 55 years, and her daughter, Stephanie Owen, 29, years, have concluded that both women died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

A 55-year-old man from Knowsley Village, arrested on suspcion of murdering the women, remains in police custody.

UPDATE: 29 NOVEMBER 2013

Merseyside Police can confirm that the two murdered women found at an address in Home Farm Road, Knowsley Village yesterday (Thursday, 28 November) are Sharon Hayter, 55 years, and her daughter, Stephanie Owen, 29, years.

A Home Office post mortem to establish the cause of death for both women will take place today (Friday, 29 November).

Detectives would urge anyone who has any information that could help their enquiry to contact Knowsley CID on 0151 777 6516, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

UPDATE: 28 NOVEMBER 2013

Detectives in Knowsley are investigating the murder of two women in Knowsley Village.

At around 12-noon this afternoon (Thursday, 28 November), a man attended Huyton police station to report the incident. Officers subsequently attended an address in Home Farm Road and discovered the bodies of two women, one believed to be in her 20s and the other in her 50s.

A 55-year-old man from the Knowsley Village area has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with this incident. He has been taken into police custody where he will be questioned by detectives.

At this time the women are yet to be formally identified and next of kin are being sought. A Home Office Post Mortem will take place to establish the causes of death.

Enquiries continue, however detectives believe the offender and victims were known to each other.

The scene has been cordoned off for forensic examination by Crime Scene Investigators and house-to-house enquiries will be carried out in the area.

Detectives would urge anyone who has information that could help their enquiry to contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.