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Monday, May 2, 2011

Murder probe as university lecturer, his wife and daughters aged 11 and 18 are found stabbed to death in affluent village - 2nd May 2011

A quadruple murder investigation was underway tonight after a university lecturer, his teacher wife and their two daughters were found stabbed to death in their home.

The affluent family were found by police when they forced their way into the home in an affluent Northamptonshire village last night.

The parents, named locally as Jifeng Ding, 46, and 47-year-old Helen Chui, were found downstairs in the property.

Private schoolgirl Nancy, 18, and her violinist sister Alice, 11, were found dead upstairs. All four are understood to be of Chinese origin.

Police ruled out a murder suicide - although said they were not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Neighbours described the family as 'quiet' and 'well-to-do'.

Mr Ding, known as Jeff, was a senior lecturer in the Division of Chemical and Environmental Science at Manchester Metropolitan University.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police tonight confirmed that the family had all been stabbed to death.

'After forcing entry to the property we found the bodies of four individuals,' he said.

'We have as yet been unable to formally identify the bodies and this is currently our main priority.

'The deaths are being treated with the highest priority and the force's Major Incident Team has been deployed. This investigation is not being treated as murder and suicide. Read More