Monday, January 16, 2012

John Miller Being Held for the Murder of Partner and 8 year old Daughter in Leeds

A terrified girl of four was found hiding just a few feet away from the bodies of her murdered mother and eight-year-old sister.

Omelia Miller was discovered cowering by police officers inside the family’s semi-detached property on Saturday after her father was arrested at a nearby nature reserve.

He was being held last night on suspicion of murdering his partner, Sarah Laycock, a 31-year-old primary school teacher, and eight-year-old daughter Abigail.

Friends said the couple had experienced relationship problems in the past and may have been struggling financially.

It is understood work had dried up for John Miller, a 36-year-old plasterer, and that he had been spending increasing amounts of time weightlifting in a gym.

He is expected to have a psychiatric assessment in the coming hours before he is formally questioned by detectives.

His daughter Omelia was taken to hospital as a precaution and treated for ‘minor injuries’ before being discharged.

'She is now being cared for by her maternal grandmother and is expected to be interviewed by specialist officers in the next couple of days as a potential witness. Read More