Post mortem completed following murder of Lincolnshire mum and daughter

Post mortem investigations have been completed following the murder of a Lincolnshire schoolgirl and her dinner lady mum.

A boy and girl, both 14, appeared in court in Lincoln on Monday, April 18, charged with murdering the pair, now officially identified as Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie Edwards.

They have both been remanded in a secure youth accommodation centre, awaiting trial in October.

As previously reported, the bodies of Elizabeth [known as Liz] and Katie were found on Friday at a semi-detached house in the market town of Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Officers have stated that post mortem examinations have been completed but they are currently unable to provide further details about the cause of death.

DCI Martin Holvey, of EMSOU Major Crime, who is leading the enquiry, said:

“I would like to thank the people of Spalding for their support and the assistance they have given to our officers.

“However, we still need to know as much as possible about Liz and Katie so reiterate our appeal to anyone with information to speak to local officers or call us on 101, quoting incident 163 of April 15.

“I would personally like to thank the staff of both the Gleed School and St Paul’s Primary for their support since the investigation began and for their ongoing assistance as we continue to work closely together.

“I would also take this opportunity to remind everyone that the two youths charged cannot be named due to their age.

“The reporting restrictions imposed by the judge apply to everyone, including members of the public, and people must not post information on social media which could lead to identification or they risk being in contempt of court, which is a very serious offence”.