London man ‘found naked in bathroom’ after killing family of four

A London man accused of inflicting “numerous” fatal knife wounds to four people was found naked in a bathroom at the family home by police, a court has heard.

Joshua Jacques, 28, is charged over the deaths of Denton Burke, 58, his partner Dolet Hill, 64, Hill’s daughter Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo, 45, and her 27-year-old daughter, Samantha Drummonds.

Dolet Hill and her partner Denton Burke were both stabbed to death in the incident.
Metropolitan Police

All four victims were found dead at the property in Southwark after neighbors heard “screaming” and called the cops around 1:40 a.m. April 25, police said.

Cops forced entry into the house, where they found three women and one man who had been stabbed. Despite the efforts of officers and paramedics, all four were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo

Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo was also killed in the incident.
Metropolitan Police
Samantha Drummonds
Samantha Drummonds, Ofori-Akuffo’s daughter, was just 27.
Metropolitan Police

Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow told the court that all four victims had “sustained numerous wounds inflicted by a knife or knives,” according to the Mirror.

Just moments after police arrivedF, Jacques was found naked in the bathroom upstairs. Cops deployed a Taser to detain him.

Joshua Jacques
Joshua Jacques was found quickly by cops in the same house.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Forensic officers attend the scene where three women and a man were found stabbed to death
All four victims were found dead at the property in Southwark on April 25.
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Jacques was charged with four counts of murder on Thursday, police said. He is believed to have known the victims.

The judge set a plea hearing for July 19 with a preliminary trial to be set at a future date.



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