Manhunt Launched After Murder of 3 Women, Police Say Suspect May Have Crossbow

Three women — who are believed to be related — were killed in a home in Hertfordshire, England on Tuesday, July 9, authorities said

<p>Hertfordshire police</p> Police are searching for Kyle Clifford in connection with the incident

Hertfordshire police

Police are searching for Kyle Clifford in connection with the incident

Police in England have launched a manhunt after three women were killed in a home, with authorities saying the suspect may be in possession of a crossbow.

In a press release shared on Wednesday, July 10, Hertfordshire Police said they are looking for a 26-year-old man called Kyle Clifford in connection with the incident after being called to a property in Bushey just before 7:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, July 9.

“Officers attended alongside colleagues from the East of England Ambulance Service and on arrival, found three women with serious injuries,” the release read in part. “Sadly, despite their best efforts, the women, who are believed to be related, died a short time later at the scene.”

In a post shared on X (formerly Twitter) on July 10, police said Clifford "may be in possession of a crossbow" and warned the public not to approach him.

Detective Superintendent Rob Hall from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit said in a statement, “This is an incredibly difficult incident for the victims’ family and we would ask that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with what has happened.”

“Whilst we are still in the early stages of this investigation, we are actively seeking Kyle Clifford who we believe could be in the areas of Hertfordshire or North London.”

“Given the serious nature of the incident, I would ask anyone who knows where he is to contact police immediately,” Hall added. “If you believe you see him, please do not approach him and dial 999 straight away. He may still be in possession of a weapon.”

<p>James Manning/PA Images via Getty</p> The crime scene in Hertfordshire, England

James Manning/PA Images via Getty

The crime scene in Hertfordshire, England

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An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

“Our enquires will continue over the coming days to ascertain the full circumstances of what happened,” Hall continued, before asking anyone who was in the area before the incident and may have seen anything that could assist with the investigation to get in touch.

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