"my thoughts are very much with the loved ones"
Police have launched a murder inquiry after a mother and daughter were discovered dead inside a fire and smoke-damaged house in Lancashire.
Emergency services were called to Colne Road, Reedley, on October 1, 2020, at around 8:45 am following a report of a concern for safety.
Following a search, police discovered the bodies of two females.
While it has not been confirmed, the deceased are believed to be Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, aged 49, and her 14-year-old daughter Vian Mangrio. Both lived at the house.
Both deaths are being treated as unexplained and Home Office post-mortem examinations will be carried out in due course in order to establish the cause of death.
Lancashire Police confirmed that they have opened a murder inquiry.
Their next of kin have been told and are being supported by specially trained officers.
Miss Mangrio was a pupil at Marsden Heights School in Nelson, Lancashire.
Police have urged anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to come forward.
It was also reported that police officers will carry out extra patrols in the area in order to provide reassurance to the locals.
Superintendent Jon Holmes, Lancashire Constabulary’s Head of Major Crime, said:
“These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are very much with the loved ones of Dr Sacharvi and Miss Mangrio at this time.
“We remain in the relatively early stages of what is a major investigation with a dedicated team of detectives and staff following a number of lines of enquiry in order to piece together what has happened.
“At this stage, it is too early to say what has led to the deaths of Dr Sacharvi and Miss Mangrio and we are keeping an open mind.
“I would appeal to anyone who has any information, or who has seen anything suspicious at or around the address to come forward and contact us.
“Even if you think that the information you have may be insignificant please come and speak to us and let us be the judge.”
“We recognise the impact on the community that this incident may create and we have extra patrols in and around the area as reassurance.
“If anyone has information or concerns they should feel free to approach any of our officers.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0298 of October 1. In addition, people can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.