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Dead father and daughter named after grim home discovery

Darren Flux-Edwards had posted a number of smiling photographs of him with his young daughter on Facebook in recent months. Credit: Facebook

A six-year-old has died after being discovered unconscious alongside the bodies of her father and two dogs at a home in the Isle of Wight.

Keziah Flux-Edmonds was rushed to St Mary's Hospital on Wednesday morning but passed away shortly afterwards.

Police are investigating the circumstances of the deaths.

A photo released by Hampshire Police showed Keziah smiling in a princess-style dress and clutching some purple flowers.

Keziah Flux-Edmonds dressed up as her favourite Disney character, princess Elsa from Frozen. Credit: Hampshire Police

Friends of the family reportedly said Keziah loved the Disney film Frozen and would often dress up as its main character, the princess Elsa.

Her father, Darren Flux-Edmonds, had posted a number of smiling photographs of his young daughter in recent months.

The 44-year-old, who listed his status as "temporarily unemployed", had also posted a series of quotes about heartbreak and pain.

Messages on Darren Flux-Edmonds' Facebook page suggested he had recently broken up with his wife Nikki. Credit: Facebook

One of the messages read: "Lord, my heart hurts right now. I have no idea what I need, but you do. Please help."

He and his wife Nikki marked their 12th wedding anniversary in March but some of his recent Facebook posts suggest they may have since split up.

Police have cordoned off the scene at Cromwell Avenue in East Cowes. Credit: ITV Meridian

A Hampshire Police spokeswoman confirmed post-mortems were being carried out after the grim discovery at the address in East Cowes.

Darren Flux-Edmonds, 44, was found dead by officers at an address in Cromwell Avenue.

His daughter, Keziah Flux-Edmonds, six, was found unconscious at the address and was taken to St Mary's Hospital. She died a short time later.

Investigations into the exact circumstances of the deaths are ongoing today on behalf of the coroner and post-mortems are being carried out today.

The family, who are being supported by specialist officers, has asked for privacy at this very difficult time and we would urge media to respect their wishes.

– Hampshire Police