THE family of a mother and daughter who were found dead earlier this month have paid tribute to them after police named them. 

A double murder inquiry continues after police were called at just after 9.55am on Thursday, September 8 to reports of concerns for the safety of individuals at a property in Heath Estate, Great Waldingfield. 

Officers got into the house and found a 12-year-old girl and 44-year-old woman dead inside. 

Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, they have been identified as Jillu Nash and her daughter Louise Nash. 

The family of Jillu and Louise have asked Suffolk Police to issue the following tribute. 

They said: “We, the family of Jillu and Louise Nash, have been struck by utter devastation, despair and pain by the tragic way the beautiful little lives of a young mother and a child have ended and from whom we are now separated forever.  

“Our only solace is that Jillu and Louise are together in heaven eternally. This catastrophe will never leave us, and the pain will stay in our hearts forever. 

“We appreciate Suffolk Constabulary's efforts, which have been honest, sincere and sensitive. They have treated us with great respect and due care, for which we are extremely touched and acknowledge this with gratitude. 

“We are also very grateful to Jillu's neighbours, the people of Sudbury, work colleagues, schoolteachers, peers, friends, and well-wishers. We are astounded and comforted to learn of the way our daughter and granddaughter touched the hearts of so many in the Sudbury community.” 

A 46-year-old man who was detained at the crime scene had serious injuries and he remains in hospital under arrest on suspicion of two counts of murder, with his condition described as stable. 

A Home Office post-mortem examination in respect of Louise Nash took place on Tuesday, September 13, with the cause of death determined to be a stab wound to the abdomen. 

A Home Office post-mortem examination in respect of Jillu Nash, which took place on Friday, September 9, concluded her cause of death was pressure on the neck. 

Detectives continue to appeal for any witnesses or anybody with any information to contact the Major Investigation Team, by calling 101 and quoting reference: 57943/22.