Frantic manhunt for teenage boys, aged 14 and 15, after the mum of one of the two was found stabbed to death in her home as cops warn ‘one or both may be injured’
- Mum dies in Abbotsford, Melbourne’s north-east
- Two teenagers believed to have fled the scene
A ‘significant’ search has been launched for two teenage boys after the mum of one of them was found stabbed to death in her home as cops warn ‘one or both may be injured’.
The search was launched on Thursday morning after police were called to a home on Stafford Street in the east Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford just after 11pm on Wednesday over reports a woman was seriously injured.
The woman, 41-year-old Hannah Pringle, died at the scene.
Police found a 13-year-old boy at the property who was unharmed.
Cops are now desperately searching for William Pringle, the 15-year-old son of Hannah, and his friend Felix Picton, aged 14.
Police are hunting 15-year-old William Pringle (pictured) whose mother, Hannah, was stabbed to death
Cops are also searching for 14-year-old Felix Picton (pictured) and say the boys may be injured
Police were told that the pair had left the property in a white Toyota RAV 4 with the registration BMF 464.
‘The incident is being investigated by the Homicide Squad and a significant search for William and Felix is currently underway,’ Victoria Police said.
‘Police have also received information that the pair may be heading to the Ararat area. At this time it is not known if they have access to a vehicle or if they are utilising public transport.
‘It is also possible that one or both of the boys has also suffered an injury.
‘At this time it is not known if they are armed or have access to any weapons.’
More to follow.
Police are investigating the death of a woman in Abbotsford (crime scene above)