New lead in hunt for killer of Deptford father and daughter Noel and Marie Brown

Maria and Noel Brown. Pic: Met Police

Scotland Yard have confirmed a major development into the double murder of Noel Brown and his daughter Marie Brown.

Mr Brown, 69, was found next to his 41-year-old daughter at his home in New Butt Lane, Deptford, at around 2:30am on December 4.

It is believed that Marie disturbed the killer as they tried to dismember her father’s body, leading her to being strangled by the killer at the flat.

Detectives have now identified a significant suspect who has been linked by forensic evidence to the case. He has been named as Nathaniel Henry, 37, who was reported missing by his family on December 12.

Henry was found dead within a residential block in Southwark near his home address on December 31. At the time his death was deemed non-suspicious.

Further inquiries are now continuing and as part of the ongoing investigation police carried out searches at several properties in the Southwark and Lewisham area during the week of April 30.

In December Scotland Yard released new images in their bid to track the killer of Noel and Marie with the belief that the suspect in the CCTV footage may have visited the flat at least four times between the killing of Noel and the bodies being found.

Police are still actively seeking to piece together the final movements of Nathaniel Henry and ask that anyone who has any information calls the dedicated incident room on 020 8721 4205, the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.