This is such sad news. A new report claims that missing soap actress Sian Blake and her two young children have been found dead in the garden of her England home.
Sian Blake, 43, is believed to be dead after three bodies were discovered just outside the home she shared with her two children, ages 4 and 8. The former Eastenders star was reported missing in mid-December 2015, and now police are working to confirm the identities of the lifeless bodies that were found on her property.
“Sadly, as part of a thorough forensic search we are carrying out at the family’s home in Erith, we recovered three bodies from the garden of the property,” Detective Superintendent Paul Monk of Homicide and Major Crime Command said in an official statement, reports PEOPLE. He went on to emphasis that the bodies had not yet been identified, but called their discovery a “significant development” in the missing persons case.
Unfortunately, Sian and her two children, Zachary, 8, and Amon, 4, were reported missing by family members in mid-December 2015. It’s unclear whether or not the property outside her home had been searched prior to Jan. 7. The detective also revealed that they were now treating this as a “murder investigation,” and confirmed that Sian’s family had been notified of the gruesome discovery.
At the time this article was published on HollywoodLife.com, police were looking for only one suspect — Sian’s alleged boyfriend, Arthur Simpson-Kent, 46. The professional hairstylist was last seen on Dec. 16, three days after Sian and her two boys were reported missing. Unfortunately, multiple British tabloids are reporting that Arthur has since fled the country and is allegedly hiding in Ghana, West Africa as the investigation continues.
For those of you unfamiliar with Sian, she was best known for appearing on British soap opera Eastenders in the early 1990’s. Sadly, the actress was recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease, a degenerative brain and spinal chord condition.
Our thoughts remain with Sian’s family and friends during this very difficult time.