A 41-year-old man who was stabbed in an incident at his home in Delta Walk, Moston, north Manchester, at around 10.20pm on Sunday night was named locally as Robert Jackson.
His 13-year-old daughter, who is in a critical condition in hospital after the attack, was named locally as Ayesha.
Former carpet fitter Mr Jackson was described as a popular and quiet man without any enemies on the housing estate, where he had lived for more than 20 years.
According to locals his daughter, his only child, who was only visiting the address and lives elsewhere with her mother.
More top news
The 36-year-old was last seen on Thursday evening.
Sophie Neville, cast as Titty as a young child in the 1974 classic Swallows and Amazons, is advising its modern-day adaptation.
At least two people are feared dead in the attack which is the latest on medical facilities in the war-torn country.