Missing boy, 7, is found drowned at home alongside his dead mother

Missing boy, 7, is found drowned at home alongside his dead mother

Missing boy, 7, is found drowned at home alongside his hanged mother, 35, after police forced their way into their house in east London

  • Yulia Gokcedag, 35, and son Timur, 7, had been reported missing on August 12
  • Met officers forced their way into Tower Hamlets home the following day
  • Post mortem exams confirmed Yulia died from hanging while Timur drowned
  • Detectives say they are not looking for anyone else in connection to the incident 

A mother and son who were reported missing have been found dead at home after police forced their way into the property.

Yulia Gokcedag, 35, and her seven-year-old son Timur had been reported missing to the Metropolitan Police on 12 August.

With concern for their welfare, officers forced their way into a home after no one answered at the property in Tower Hamlets in the early hours of Thursday, August 13.

Yulia and her son Timur were found unresponsive inside the property and pronounced dead at the scene.  

Yulia Gokcedag, 35, (pictured) and her seven-year-old son Timur had been reported missing to the Metropolitan Police on 12 August

Both were pronounced dead at the scene and an investigation was launched by the Mets Specialist Crime Command.

Post mortem examinations determined the cause of death for Yulia to have been hanging and Timur’s cause of death was drowning.

Detectives investigating are not seeking any other persons in connection with the deaths.

Yulia and Timur, who both lived at the property on the Isle of Dogs, had been reported missing to police on Wednesday, 12 August.

A spokesman for the Met police said: ‘As is routine, the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) was informed.

‘A referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) who referred it back to the local professional standards unit who are currently investigating.’

An inquest has been scheduled and a file prepared for the coroner which will take place at Poplar Coroners’ Court on Wednesday, 16 December.

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