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Family members stabbed to death at home in London

A grandmother and three family members were stabbed to death at a home in south London, police said.

All four victims were found dead at the Southwark property after neighbors heard “screams” around 1:40am on Monday and called the police, police said.

Police officers entered the house where they found three women and a man stabbed to death. Despite the best efforts of officers and paramedics, all four were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The victims were identified as Denton Burke, 58, and his partner Dolet Hill, 64.

Tanysha (known as Rachquel) Ofori-Akuffo, 45, who is Hill’s daughter.

Ofori-Akuffo’s 27-year-old daughter, Samantha Drummonds, was also killed.

Dolet Hill and Denton Burke.
Dolet Hill and her husband Denton Burke were both stabbed.
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Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo was pronounced dead at the scene.
Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo was pronounced dead at the scene.
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When officers entered the home, they used a taser to arrest the 28-year-old suspect. He was then arrested on suspicion of murder and is in hospital – where his condition is stable and he remains in custody.

According to the police, the suspect is said to have known the victims.

Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley, who is leading the investigation, said in a statement: “This has been a truly horrifying incident and I fully recognize the need for the family and community will be overwhelming.”

Tanysha's daughter Samantha Drummonds
Tanysha’s daughter Samantha Drummonds was also killed.
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Forensic officers visit the crime scene.
Forensic officers visit the crime scene.
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Bradley added that the investigation “understandably may take some time.”

Pictures from the scene in Bermondsey showed officers loading body bags into a private ambulance on Monday afternoon.

Police and coroners set up police tents in front of the house.
Police and coroners set up police tents in front of the house.
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Other images showed police tents set up outside the property. The police cordoned off the street to continue the investigation.

Autopsies will be arranged in the coming days.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/27/london-family-members-stabbed-to-death-at-home/ Family members stabbed to death at home in London

JACLYN DIAZ

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