Small girls found murdered on Christmas were subject of custody dispute in BC.

Published on : December 27, 2017 11:49 pm




The two young girls found dead in a Vancouver Island home on Christmas Day were the subject of a custody dispute.Mother had expressed concerns before about father’s parenting. She told the court through her lawyer that he once threatened to “blow up the house.”

The bodies of a Chloe, 6, and Aubrey, 4, were found in an apartment located near the Oak Bay Marina in Oak Bay, B.C. around 5 p.m. on Christmas eve. Police say an adult male was discovered inside the apartment with undisclosed injuries and taken to hospital.

Police are treating the case as a double homicide. They say the public is not at risk and that they are not looking for any suspects.

Andrew Berry, and his two daughters, lived in the apartment.Neighbour Chris-Ann Lake, who lives in the same building, described the girls as happy.

He said, “I saw them the other day.They were playing.”

The girls’ devastated mother is Sarah Cotton. A close friend said her parents are deceased and she is an only child, so she now has no immediate family.