Pictured: Father, 61, and daughter, 31, stabbed to death in north London as female victim’s 52-year-old ‘boyfriend’ is charged with two counts of murder
- Fernanda Assis, 31, and her father Joanilason Assis, 61, have been pictured
- The father and daughter were stabbed to death at home in Wood Green, London
- Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene at 9.30am on November 28
- Achilleas Costa, 52, was charged on November 30 with two counts of murder
A father and daughter who were stabbed to death at their north London home have been pictured.
Fernanda Assis, 31, and her father Joanilason Assis, 61, were found with multiple stab wounds at a property in Wood Green, London, just after 9.30am on November 28.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
Achilleas Costa, 52, of no fixed address, was charged with two counts of murder on November 30.
He appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on December 1 and was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on February 18.
According to reports at the time, Costa was known to have been in a relationship with Fernanda.
Fernanda Assis (left), 31, and her father Joanilason Assis (right), 61, were found with multiple stab wounds at a property in Wood Green, north London on November 28
Tributes described Fernanda – who is believed to have cared her father, who locals said was deaf, and her mother, who is reportedly blind – as ‘friendly’ and ‘bubbly’.
Her mother is understood to live outside London and was not at the Wood Green property at the time of the incident.
Speaking of Fernanda, a shopkeeper who knew the family said: ‘I knew her well, she was always friendly and bubbly, we’d always chat whenever she came in.
‘Everyone here knew her, she would come in to shop often. I only met her father once or twice, I didn’t know him well but she would always come in.
‘She had a difficult life, both her mother and father were ill. Her mother is blind and her father needed help, so she’d go between the two to care for them.’
Another woman from the area, who wished to remain anonymous, said at the time: ‘It was a shock, I live here with my children. I didn’t know them, I think they were private people.
Achilleas Costa, 52, of no fixed address, was charged on November 30 with two counts of murder. Pictured: A forensic car parked at the scene in Wood Green on November 28
The pair were found unresponsive in a property on Mayes Road in Wood Green, north London
‘I know that she looked after him, she was his daughter and he was deaf.’
A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police previously said: ‘At 09:37hrs on Sunday, 28 November, police were called to a property in Mayes Road, N22 after concerns were raised for the welfare of the occupants.
‘On arrival, they found two people – 61-year-old Joanilason Assis and his 31-year-old daughter Fernanda Assis – with stab wounds.
‘The London Ambulance Service was called and both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
‘Their next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.’
Detective Chief Inspector Claire Hine previously said: ‘Our thoughts are with their loved ones as they come to terms with such an unimaginable loss.
‘We are providing and will continue to provide them with whatever support we can.
‘We believe the victims and the man in custody were known to each other and while the investigation is still in its early stages, I am confident we are not looking for additional suspects and there is no continuing risk to members of the public in the area.’
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