Thursday, 2 June 2016

Isle of Wight deaths: Residents speak of shock


Keziah Flux-EdmondsImage copyrightFAMILY HANDOUT
Image captionKeziah Flux-Edmonds 6, was found unconscious at the address, she was taken to hospital but died a short time later
Residents have spoken of their shock after a six-year-old girl and her father died on the Isle of Wight.
Keziah Flux-Edmonds was found unconscious on Wednesday at a house in Cromwell Avenue, East Cowes alongside the body of Darren Flux-Edmonds, 44.
She was taken to St Mary's Hospital in Newport but died a short time later.
"Everyone's just in absolute shock, it's an absolute tragedy," said Isle of Wight Councillor Julia Baker-Smith, who lives nearby.
Two dogs were also found dead at the house.
Flowers, toys and candles have been laid at the family home on the newly-built estate.
Cromwell Avenue
Image captionResidents have left floral tributes, soft toys and candles at the house
Cromwell Avenue, East Cowes
Image captionThe body of the man and two dogs were found at the house
Cromwell Avenue, East Cowes
Image captionPolice were called to the house on the newly-built estate shortly after 10:00 BST on Wednesday
Another resident said: "It's dreadful, we're all thinking of the family."
Dozens of people have also posted about the deaths on social networking site Facebook.
One reads: "So sad thoughts with family and friends at this very sad time."
Hampshire Constabulary said they believe the deaths were an "isolated incident" and there was no wider risk to people living nearby.
The force said specialist officers were supporting the family and investigations into the exact circumstances of the deaths were ongoing.

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