Update - Murder, Knowsley Village
UPDATE: 30 NOVEMBER
Family Statement Following Murder In
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
"As a family we have taken some comfort from
the lovely response within the community and are appreciative of
"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
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.
Office post mortem to establish the cause of death for both women
will take place today (Friday, 29 November).
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
UPDATE: 28 NOVEMBER 2013
Detectives in Knowsley are investigating the murder of two women in
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
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.