A two-year-old girl who was found dead next to her mother three weeks after they were last seen was photographed for the first time today.
Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her two children were last seen on February 17 and reported missing on March 1 at their home in south Gloucestershire.
More than two weeks later, agents found human remains hidden in a house in Dundee on March 18.
The bodies of Mrs. Burke and her two-year-old daughter Jellica have now been formally identified and their family is supported by police family connections.
A seven-year-old girl was found alive in the Dundee property and is supported by the police.
The bodies of Bennylyn Burke and her two-year-old daughter Jellica (pictured) have now been formally identified and their family is supported by police contacts.
Officers in Dundee went to a home at 3:20 PM on Friday, March 5, as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Bennylyn and two children.
Andrew Innes, 50, from Dundee, appeared in sheriff’s court on March 8 and was charged with murder. He made no plea and was remanded in custody.
Software engineer Innes would have hit Mrs. Burke to death with a hammer in his home in Dundee.
He would have too murdered the child in an unknown manner between February 17 and March 5 of this year.
Mrs. Burke, Jellica and another child were reported missing to the Avon and Somerset Police Department on March 1, after they were last seen in her first floor flat in Kingswood.
Mrs. Burke, 25, and her two children were last seen on February 17 and reported missing at their home in south Gloucestershire on March 1. In the picture: Jellica with her mother
Officers found human remains hidden in a Dundee house while searching for Mrs. Burke (pictured) and two-year-old Jellica
A resident who resides on the block’s ground floor said police went door to door to inquire about the mother’s disappearance.
Ms. Burke (pictured), mother of two, is said to have moved from the Philippines to Bristol about two years ago
The neighbor said, “The police were here asking about Bennylyn and what I knew about flat number seven. I didn’t know them. ‘
Other residents of the block had also been questioned by police about Mrs. Burke’s disappearance.
Neighbors on nearby streets were also questioned and suggested that the block, which they said was social housing, was no stranger to emergency services.
One of them said: ‘I was watching the news Sunday night and they said a woman from South Gloucestershire had been murdered and I thought she was near me.
Then they said Kingswood and then Court Road and then a detective knocked on my door to ask if we had seen or known anything.
‘I didn’t know or recognize her. The first I heard about it was on the news. I had heard people shouting in the flats in mid-February and I think the police had reported it. ‘
Mrs. Burke’s neighbors in Bristol were questioned by police officers in Dundee
A police officer stands at the Dundee police station as the search for Mrs. Burke continued on March 9
A 50-year-old man was arrested on a property in Dundee in connection with the disappearance of Mrs. Burke and her two-year-old daughter, Jellica. Photo date: March 9
Local residents were also asked if they had seen a blue Renault car, such as one that was seized by police officers in Ardler for further investigation.
Neighbors admitted it would be difficult to spot the vehicle as the road is a busy main road.
Innes is said to have used a hammer to murder Bennylyn and is accused of murdering the toddler Jellica with ‘unknown means’.
Innes has not pleaded with the Dundee Sheriff Court.
Obviously, Ms. Burke was originally from the Philippines and traveled to Bristol about two years ago.
Flowers and a teddy bear took off in Dundee while the search for Mrs. Burke continued last month
She is said to have had relatives living in the United Kingdom and they have been informed as her next of kin.
Door-to-door research has been conducted in the Ardler area of Dundee, where Innes lives in a £ 250,000 five-bedroom house.
Detectives are trying to determine the full extent of Ms. Burke’s movements from the time since she was last seen until Innes’ arrest.
Post mortem examinations will be conducted to determine the identity of the bodies and cause of death.