DOUBLE DEATH Mum found hanged and son, 7, drowned in suspected murder-suicide at London home

A MUM and her son have been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide.

Yulia Gokcedag, 35, and her seven-year-old son Timur were found unresponsive at their £687,000 home on the Isle of Dogs in London on August 13.

Yulia Gokcedag and her son Timur were found unresponsive at a home in London
Yulia Gokcedag and her son Timur were found unresponsive at a home in London
Yulia shared a picture of Timur to Facebook after he was born in 2013
Yulia shared a picture of Timur to Facebook after he was born in 2013

The Metropolitan Police said post-mortem examinations have given the cause of death for Yulia as hanging while her son Timur drowned.

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The banking analyst and son were found by officers who had been alerted to concerns about their welfare and forced their way into a property at the Tower Hamlets at around 3.20am.

They had been reported as missing to police the day before.

The Gokcedags were unresponsive and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Proud mum Yulia shared a picture to Facebook of Timur when he was born in 2013.

She worked in banking as a data analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, and had won awards while employed by Barclays.

She had studied at the Moscow Financial University, gaining a finance and economics degree before doing an academic English course at the London School of Economics.

Yulia, who identified herself as a British national on company listings, was born in Russia, and had worked at two banks in her homeland before coming to the UK.

She got married to Turkish man Mehmet Gokcedag, 50, in 2011, and had shared photos online showing her and her husband enjoying life in London.

Mr Gokcedag, who has a degree from Yale University in the United States, is a vice president at Bear Stearns, according to his LinkedIn page.

He is also a trustee of the Seeds for Growth charity which helps disadvantaged people, primarily in London’s East End.

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Devastated friends paid tribute to Yulia after learning of her death.

A friend who went to university with Yulia told the Sun Online that she was “sad to hear that [Yulia] left us being so young”.

Another ex-colleague said Yulia was a “gentle, kind and very warm, ambitious young woman”.

“We both speak Russian and have little ones so had tonnes to talk about. She was a very proud and happy mother, she was always thinking of what is best for her family,” she said.

“She also had lots of experience and was a team player. I am very sad she is gone.”

Detectives are not seeking anyone else in connection with the pair’s deaths.

An investigation was launched by the Metropolitan Police specialist crime command.

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Inquests into the deaths are set to be held at Poplar Coroner’s Court on December 16.

The Metropolitan Police said that its directorate of professional standards was informed.

A referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct which referred it back to the local professional standards unit which is currently investigating.

Yulia got married in 2011, and she shared pictures of herself and her husband enjoying life in London
Yulia got married in 2011, and she shared pictures of herself and her husband enjoying life in London
An inquest into the death of Yulia and her son will be held in December
An inquest into the death of Yulia and her son will be held in DecemberCredit: Facebook
Yulia and Timur were found unresponsive at the Tower Hamlets in London
Yulia and Timur were found unresponsive at the Tower Hamlets in London

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