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Murder investigation launched after bodies of two women found

Surrey Police have launched a murder investigation after the bodies of two women were found at an address in Farnham yesterday.

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Women died from gun shot wounds

The bodies of two women found at an address in Farnham on 23rd February 2014 have been formally identified as 66-year-old Surrey resident Christine Lee and 40-year-old Surrey resident Lucy Lee.

Post-mortem examinations carried out on the two women have given the cause of death as gunshot wounds.

An 82-year-old man arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder remains in police custody after an extension was granted by magistrates yesterday evening to hold him for another 24 hours.

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.

Officers remain at the scene conducting enquiries and will be on site for some time. This investigation is in its early stages and we will issue further updates when we have them."

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Preston

A murder investigation was launched by detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Police Major Crime Team after the bodies of the two women were found at an address off Crooksbury Road shortly before 10am.

Four dogs were also found dead at the property with gunshot wounds.

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