The bodies of British soap star Sian Blake and her two sons, 8-year-old Zachary and 4-year-old Amon, were found dead in the garden of the late actress' home in Erith, Kent, British detectives have confirmed.
A police spokesperson said they all died from head and neck injuries, and that "significant attempts had been made to conceal the bodies." The three had been missing since Dec. 16. The case is now being treated as a murder investigation.
Police are currently looking for Blake's boyfriend and the father of her two sons, 48-year-old Arthur Simpson-Kent. Simpson-Kent had also been missing since Dec. 16, but has since left the U.K. and traveled to Ghana, BBC News reports.
"We continue to appeal for any information that could help us trace Sian's partner, Arthur Simpson-Kent," Detective Superintendent Paul Monk from the Homicide and Major Crime Command said in a statement. "If anyone has any information about where he is or his movements since December 16, then please get in touch with us."
Blake, who had ALS, played Frankie Pierre on EastEnders between 1996 and 1997. She also had roles in Doctors, The Bill and Skins. She was 43 years old.
Since the discovery of the three bodies on Tuesday, fans have been leaving flowers and teddy bears outside Blake’s home.