Murder investigation launched after four found dead in Hounslow

Image above: Family photo; Metropolitan Police

Police say they are not seeking anybody else in connection with the deaths

A murder investigation has been launched after the bodies of a family of four were discovered at a home in Hounslow on Friday (16 June).

Michal Wlodarczyk, 39, Monika Wlodarczyk, 35, Maja Wlodarczyk, 11, and Dawid Wlodarczyk, aged three, were found dead at a property on Staines Road, Bedfont after concerns were raised for the children’s welfare.

A post-mortem examination gave Monika Wlodarczyk’s cause of death as multiple sharp force injuries. Michal’s cause of death as sharp force injuries to his neck, while post-mortem examinations into the deaths of Maja and Dawid are due to be held on Wednesday.

The bodies of Monika and Michal were found alongside their two children after police forced entry to the property when concerns were raised for their welfare.

The Met Police were contacted by 11-year-old Maja’s school at 3.12pm on Friday, June 16, after she failed to attend school for four days and family members failed to respond to messages.

The date of their deaths remains unknown.

Tributes have poured in over the weekend to the family, while police have confirmed they are not currently seeking anybody else in connection with the deaths.

Inquests into their deaths will open and adjourn on Tuesday, 20 June, at West London Coroner’s Court.

Murder has sent “shockwaves” through the community

Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley, who is leading the investigation, said:

“I would like to assure the community that specialist detectives continue to investigate the circumstances which led to this tragic incident and I will continue to provide further updates as soon as appropriate. We are also continuing to support family members at this unimaginably difficult time.

“The situation remains that we are not currently seeking anybody else in connection with the incident.

“We are however retaining an open mind, and I would ask anyone who feels they have pertinent information to contact us as soon as possible.

“Officers remain at the location and forensic examination of the flat is ongoing.”

The Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Shantanu Rajawat said:

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the deaths of four people in Feltham North, a truly tragic event. My heartfelt sympathies go out to their family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“I know this will send shockwaves across our community but want to assure residents that the police are not currently seeking anybody else in connection with the incident. Specialist officers are working hard to establish exactly what happened in this incident.

“I ask that residents please respect the police investigation at this crucial time while formal identification and informing next of kin is conducted.”

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