On Tuesday, The Standard reported that dog breeder Jon Leo Lowe, 82 has been charged with the murders of Christine Lee, 66, and her daughter Lucy, 40, in Farham, Surrey this past Sunday.
Here’s what we know about Lowe and his crime:
1. Lowe Knew His Victims
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According to The Standard the women were known to Lowe. One woman was found dead inside the home, the other outside near the animal pens in the back of the house.
2. Four Dogs Were Also Killed
Three German Shepherds, and one labrador were also shot dead at the farm, which is known as Keepers Cottage Stud.
3. A Number of Shotguns Were Seized From the Property Last May
One odd detail is that, according to the Standard’s report, a shotgun license and a number of licensed shotguns were seized from the address in May of 2013, but then returned in July of that year.
4. The RSPCA Will Look After the Remaining Animals
A spokesman for the charity told the Standard:
“The RSPCA is aware of the situation and working with police to ensure the welfare of the animals involved. We have already removed one cat and 10 dogs, including a number of puppies, from the property. These include Chihuahuas, pomeranians, shih tzus and an Old English sheepdog-type. Today we will be removing a small number of exotic birds from the property. At present our staff are caring for a large number of chickens at the property and we have bought in our specialist equine workers to ensure the health and welfare of four horses. We are currently working with other agencies to make arrangements for their long-term care.”
5. Police Believe the Killing is an Isolated Incident
Detective Chief Inspector Mark preston told the press on Monday that the police aren’t looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. He went on to say:
“It is extremely sad that two people have lost their lives and police family liaison officers are working to support their relatives and friends at this very difficult time. We are conducting a full and thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding these two deaths, however, at this time, we believe this is an isolated incident and there is no further risk to the wider community.”
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