Last two Jersey knife massacre victims identified

THE last two victims of the Jersey massacre were formally identified by police yesterday.

Marta Dominika De La Haye, 34, and her five-year-old daughter, Julia Frances De La Haye, died in the stabbings last weekend.

The pair were close friends of the other four victims involved in the incident, who were formally identified yesterday as Izabela Rzeszowska, 30, her two children – five-year-old Kinga Rzeszowska and Kacper Rzeszowski, two – and her father Marek Garstka, 56.

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At the time of the incident Mrs De La Haye – whose maiden name was Klonowska – was staying at the home of her husband’s father in Grouville. Shortly before the incident, she and Julia had called at Victoria Crescent, St Helier, to visit Izabela and the children.

The investigation into the murder of the six people in St Helier continues this weekend with ongoing forensic examination of the crime scene.

Post-mortem examinations have now been carried out on all six and found that they all died from stab wounds, police said.

Mrs Rzeszowska’s husband, Damian Rzeszowski, 30, has been arrested over the murders and remains in a stable condition in Jersey General Hospital under police guard while detectives wait to question him.

He is believed to have repeatedly stabbed himself in the chest after the incident in Victoria Crescent.

Neighbours have described how they fended off the “mumbling” knifeman with a traffic cone after the attack spilled outside on to the street. Another witness saw the two little girls’ bodies carried out of the flats by paramedics covered in blood.

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