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10-07-1985

Battered bodies found of mother and daughter Russell murders

The day before, Shaun Russell, a doctor of philosophy, had returned from his job as a university lecturer in Canterbury to find that neither his wife, Lin Russell, also a doctor, nor his two daughters, Josie and Megan, were home. They were meant to have been coming back from a swimming gala at the girl’s school. At 10.45 pm he rang the police. On this morning, the police found the bodies of Lin and Megan. Despite 15 hammer blows to the head, Josie was still alive... Read the full Russell Murders Crime File