The Met Police have tonight confirmed that the bodies found in the garden of actress Sian Blake on Tuesday 5th January are the 43 year old actress and her two sons, 8 year old Zachery and 4 year old Amon who were reported missing since 16th December 2015.
South London Police also revealed that all three victims died due to “Head and Neck Injuries.“ Police were already treating the case as murder before the bodies were formally identified.
Sian Blake will be more known in the UK for her part as Frankie Pierre in the long running BBC soap opera Eastenders in 1996-97. Her other credits include another BBC drama Casualty, ITV drama The Bill and Channel 4 drama Skins.
Her last credited role was in video games as the English voice of Yugiri in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, the first expansion pack for the Realm Reborn MMO released in 2015.
Police are currently searching for Sian Blake's husband, Arthur Simpson-Kent, who originally alerted the police of his wife and children's disappearance, for further inquiries. Since making the disappearance report however, Mr. Simpson-Kent has himself disappeared with the South London Police contacting Ghanaian Police authorities following reports that Mr. Simpson-Kent may have flown to the West African county.
Scotland Yard has also referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission following concerns that the case was not escalated within reasonable time.