THE four family members found dead in an apartment at Boschetti’s Steps in Gibraltar on Monday 30 March have been named as: John Joseph Shannon, 31, from Liverpool, his partner, Anarda De La Caridad Perez Friman, and her two children, Eve Shannon Perez, who was six weeks old and fathered by Shannon, and four-year-old Amanda Kristoffersen Perez, who was from a previous relationship.
British man John Shannon was found dead with stab wounds at the rental apartment alongside the bodies of two children and a 37 year-old woman. Gibraltar police have identified the woman as Anarda De La Caridad Perez Friman, a Spanish national of Cuban descent and Shannon’s partner at the time.
Friman was mother to four children, two of whom died in the incident: Eve Shannon Perez, who was six weeks old and fathered by Shannon, and four-year-old Amanda Kristoffersen Perez, who was from a previous relationship to Mr Rene Kristoffersen, a Danish National resident in Fuengirola.
Friman’s two other children were not in Gibraltar at the time and are currently in the care of their father.
Officers have been speaking to close relatives of the family in order to confirm identities and reconstruct the family’s last steps in the days before their deaths. The police have confirmed that the family who lost their lives were living in Estepona before coming to Gibraltar on the 25th of March.
Gibraltar police’s senior investigating officer, acting Superintendent Wayne Tunbridge, says no arrests have been made and his team are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo visited the scene last week and placed flowers at the entrance of the street. The dedication on the wreath read: “On behalf of the People of Gibraltar.”
Floral tributes and soft toys are accumulating in the area as a sign of respect for the family that lost their lives there.