Victim in double murder was sex offender
POLICE have revealed a murder victim was a convicted sex offender as they say his death could be a revenge attack.
Noel Brown, 69, and his daughter Marie, 41, were strangled in a double murder in a flat in Deptford, south-east London, on Monday.
Brown’s murderer then attempted to dismember his body.
Brown was jailed for eight years at the Old Bailey in 1999 for abusing two young girls and was released in 2004 and moved to Deptford. His daughter, a nursery nurse who lived in Peckham, had been visiting her father at the time.
Detectives say there was no sign of a break-in and are looking at the possibility he knew his killer and it could be linked to his previous offending. They said there is a “strong possibility” Miss Brown disturbed the attackers as they attempted to dismember Brown’s body.
The pair were found strangled at his flat at 2.45am after police responded to a welfare concern.
It had been suggested that Brown, a regular gambler, could have been targeted following a win but detectives say the most he won was £20.
Brown was last seen alive at 8pm on Nov 30, and his daughter was last seen when she went to check on him at noon on Saturday.
Police found Noel Brown and his daughter Marie Brown, left, strangled in his flat at 2.45am on Monday