A Stepdad Arrested On Suspicion Of Double Murder Of An 11-Year-Old Girl And Her Mother

News by Joey Jordan Published on 29 May,2018 Updated on 29 May,2018

Wedding Planner Laura Mortimer and Her Daughter Ella Dalby Found Dead At Their Home In Gloucester-Mortimer's Husband Chris Boon Arrested On Suspicion Of Double Murder

  • Laura Mortimer and her 11-year-old daughter Ella Dalby were found dead at her house in Gloucester.
  • Police were called to the scene by the neighbor after they heard a loud bang in the early Monday morning.
  • Officers arrested a man, Chris Boon, 28, Mortimer's husband in suspicion of the murder.
  • A recently emerged Facebook post showed her daughter Ella, 11 at a dressing table.

Chris Boon, 28, was arrested in Gloucester, West England on early Monday on suspicion of the murder of his wife Laura Mortimer and stepdaughter Ella Dalby.

CAPTION: Wedding planner Laura Mortimer and Ella Dalby murdered at their house SOURCE: Daily Mail

Police responded to an emergency call by neighbors after hearing a "loud noise" in the early Monday morning where they reported two people were seriously injured. Police pronounced the mother Mortimer, 31 and her daughter Dalby, 11 dead at the scene.

Telegraph reported the suspect fled the scene and reached a nearby park where police grabbed him following an intervention from a police negotiator after concerns he might harm himself.

CAPTION: Police investigating the crime scene in Dexter way SOURCE: Daily Mail

Phillica Tabanor, 20, who lived next to Laura told, 

I wasn't at home when it happened, but my mum called me this morning to say someone had been killed.

She continued,

When I saw which house it was I thought, 'oh my God.' It has to be them, she is the only one that lived at that house and she had an 11-year-old daughter.

Neighbors said the pair who married around five years back were living happily while a source close to the family claimed their marriage was on the rocks for last few months. The friend also said,

About a month ago Chris Was found having a profile on Tinder.

The 31-year-old wedding planner's friends have been pouring their tribute to the mother of three, whom they would call a "beautiful soul," "someone to look up to,'' and "a true boss lady." Sophie Mitchell, one of Mortimer's friends, wrote,

RIP Laura and your beautiful daughter. What an inspiration you were to us women!

According to Telegraph, an anonymous wedding photographer based in Gloucestershire said,

Laura was a lovely lady with a kind word6666 for everyone. An inspiration to many people, not only personally but in the wedding industry too.

She continued,

She worked so hard to get where she did and was extremely well respected throughout Gloucestershire and beyond. I know every Sweet Beginnings bride and wedding supplier is thinking of her and her family.

According to Mail Online, Laura's father, Richard Mortimer, 57 said he was stunned why his daughter was assassinated. He said,

It's not quite hit me yet, I don't much about what has happened. Laura was lovely, she ran her own business, a wedding planning business called Sweet Beginnings.

He added,

She was my little lollipop and now she's gone.

Meanwhile, Laura's heartbreaking Facebook post is revealed on the web which shows her sitting at her dressing table. Go to say goodnight, and she's there doing her make up-such a princess," she wrote alongside the photo which happens to her last post.