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    UK - Couple & 2 daughters found murdered, Northampton, 29 April 2011

    BREAKING NEWS: Manhunt launched as detectives probe quadruple murder at Northampton home
    A QUADRUPLE murder investigation has been launched after the bodies of four people were found in a family home in Northampton.

    Police were called to Pioneer Close in Simpson Manor, near Wootton, at about 6pm last night.

    The bodies of Jifeng Ding, aged 46, and 47-year-old Helen Chui were found downstairs in the property. Their children, Xing Ding, aged 18 and 11-year-old Alice, were found dead upstairs. All four are believed to be of Chinese origin.

    A murder hunt has now been launched with police searching for the attackers. All four victims are understood to have suffered multiple knife wounds.
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    more at Northampton Chronicle & Echo link above
    Murder probe as bodies of university lecturer, his wife and daughters aged 11 and 18 are found in affluent village
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    Mr Ding, known as Jeff, was a senior lecturer in the Division of Chemical and Environmental Science at Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Mrs Ding is understood to have been a teacher at a school in Northampton.

    The area surrounding the property remained sealed off today as forensics teams continue to carry out a fingertip search of the road.
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    more at Daily Mail link above

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    (from Daily Mail article above)
    Police ruled out a murder suicide - although said they were not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
    Hmmm.....

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    Detective Superintendent Glyn Timmins, of Northamptonshire Police, said: "What we can say is that the family have died as a result of violence inflicted upon them, and the likelihood is that this will be a homicide enquiry.
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    "We don't believe this is a murder suicide," he added. “We do not believe there is any risk to the wider public."
    Hmmmmm.....

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...or-killer.html

    So - revenge killing of some sort? Jilted lover?

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    Wiped out by a Triad hit squad? University lecturer, his wife and daughters are stabbed to death
    Officers said they did not believe the family, who have no known relatives in the UK, were the victims of a random attacker and it is understood the inquiry will look at whether Mr Ding had any links with a Chinese Triad gang.
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    Officers admitted yesterday that Mr Ding’s life in Manchester and an examination of who he may have come into contact with there would form a ‘major part’ of their investigation.

    Triad gangs operating in the city and elsewhere have been known to specialise in a wide range of criminal activity including drugs and protection rackets.
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    more at Daily Mail link above, with all sorts of pictures, map, brief history of Chinese gangs in UK, etc. etc.

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    BBC on top of things:

    A missing car could hold the key to the killing of a couple and their two daughters, who were all found stabbed at a house in Northampton.

    Police want to trace a silver five-door Vauxhall Corsa, registration BG60 PMO, that was hired by one of the family members and was last seen on Friday.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-13263025

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    Northampton family stabbing murders: Suspect named

    Seems he might have committed suicide after his heinous deed, apparently a business associate, no motive known as of yet
    England's dancing days are done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by badhorsie View Post
    Northampton family stabbing murders: Suspect named

    Seems he might have committed suicide after his heinous deed, apparently a business associate, no motive known as of yet
    Interesting article. A heinous deed indeed.
    Police said Mr Du, from Coventry, had left a suicide note.
    I can't recall very many incidents where a family of four, unrelated to the killer, have been murdered, followed by the suicide of the perpetrator. So I'm sort of guessing Mr Du didn't follow through on the self slaughter part.
    He is understood to have been a business associate of Ms Chui dealing in herbal remedies.
    Also interesting. I had assumed that Mr Du might have sought revenge on the father, and didn't even think Ms Chui might have been the link.

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    I bet he is still alive and hiding out. They only have his note and not his body. He is a child killing coward, most likely still alive is my guess.

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    I'll bet he is too, I hope that he or his carcass is soon located.
    England's dancing days are done...

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    Lengthy, informative Northampton Chronicle & Echo article - a good place to start if one is just coming to the case.

    Police name suspect in quadruple murder probe


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    Daily Mail, doing that tabloid thing:

    Christmas portrait of murdered family released as suspect is named as 'most wanted' man in the country

    Police today released an image of the murdered Ding family celebrating

    Christmas as they named the man wanted in connection with their murder as the 'most wanted' in Britain.

    Anxiang Lu, 52, was identified on the Crimestoppers website as one of the eight 'most wanted' criminals in the UK.
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    more at link above; and

    CRIMESTOPPERS

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    ....a bit of a twist as LE continues to search for Mr Du:

    Did member of murdered family make desperate 999 call to police during stab attack?
    Police investigating the murder of a family-of-four have admitted they received a 999 call in connection with the case two days before they discovered their bodies.
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    But officers only found the family in their home in Wootton, Northampton, on Sunday, May 1, two days later.

    Northamptonshire Police yesterday confirmed a 999 call was made in connection with the case at 3.31pm on Friday, April 29.
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    One line of inquiry the [IPCC] will examine is whether a desperate family member made the call during the attack.
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    The case is also due to be featured on BBC Crimewatch on Tuesday.
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    more at Daily Mail link above

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    Here's an article that I don't see linked here. It's regarding discovery and recovery of the car.

    The point is with this article, it's a sign to LE that the suspect is indeed alive. If you read one of the previous articles about the 'note' the suspect left. It was to his family whereby he said 'goodbye.' There was no 'final,' mentioned or 'suicide.' He apparently wanted it to 'appear' as a suicide, or just wanted to say 'goodbye,' and it was either the media or LE that initially thought of it as a 'suicide' note.

    Sad case. Hope they catch the guy. This is another verification that, 'money is the root of all evil.' It really isn't worth it. It definitely was evil here and absolutely not worth the end result!

    JMHO
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    http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/new...2746-28688843/

    Police find car of suspected Coventry killer Anxiang D


    But the development has prompted fresh hope that detectives will now be able to trace Du, who was this week listed as the most wanted man in Britain as a result of the horrific quadruple murder.

    Du, of Witnell Road, Daimler Green, was named a suspect by detectives investigating the murders of university lecturer Jifeng Ding, his wife Helen and their two young daughters Xing and Alice.

    It is alleged Du, who runs a Chinese herbal remedy shop in Birmingham, killed the family at their home in Northampton on April 29.


    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Read More http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/new...#ixzz1N6OhYzrA

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    Murder suspect Anxiang Du's seven-year legal wrangle


    A MISSING murder suspect fought a seven-year legal battle with the couple he is suspected of butchering along with their two young daughters, a court heard.

    .......................snip....................... ....

    It emerged Mr Du and his family were served with an injunction freezing their assets the day before Mr Ding, Mrs Chui and their daughters Xing, 18, and Alice, 12, were found dead at their home near Northampton on April 29.

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Read More http://www.birminghammail.net/news/t...#ixzz1N6QGsgMY

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    Ahhh...............bet the murder victims had a great deal of cash hidden in the home.

    My bet is he already had a fake id and either flew out of the country under an assumed name, or traveled to another country and fled from there. This was cold and calculated and this man had 'plans' already in place.

    He's anywhere in the globe, but my best guess he's most likely in China.

    JMHO
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    Northampton murders suspect Anxiang Du 'is alive'

    Anxiang Du, 52, from Coventry, fled the scene with a substantial amount of money, police said.

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-13291751

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