Vic­tim in dou­ble mur­der was sex of­fender

The Daily Telegraph - - News - By Ni­cola Har­ley

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

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