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Man hunted over murder of family 'is back in UK'
[January 26, 2006]

Man hunted over murder of family 'is back in UK'

(Yorkshire Post Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)Suspect linked to net porn schemes Kate O'Hara Crime Correspondent A BRITISH man hunted in connection with the murder of his wife and baby daughter in the US could be back in Britain, it was revealed last night, as reports emerged of his involvement in mysterious get-rich-quick schemes linked to internet porn.

Neil Entwistle, a York University graduate who met his wife Rachel on the college rowing team, has been missing since Mrs Entwistle and the couple's nine-month-old daughter Lillian were found murdered at their Massachusetts home on Sunday night.

Mrs Entwistle, 27, who was found in bed cradling her daughter, had died from one gunshot wound to her head. Lillian suffered a single gunshot wound to her body.

US police would only confirm that Mr Entwistle, also 27, was a "person of interest" in their murder hunt and that they had spoken to him several times. They said he was no longer in America, but would not say where.

But Boston radio station CBS4 reported that two independent sources showed Mr Entwistle was on a plane passenger list from Boston to London on Friday.

On the couple's website, a message from "Matt" in the UK, who said he was Mr Entwistle's cousin, said: "As far as I know his dad collected him as they live in England and he knows no one over there (in America)." Mr Entwistle's father Clifford is a Bassetlaw councillor who lives in Worksop with his wife Yvonne. Their other son, Russell, who lives in Leeds, is thought to have travelled to their home as news of the tragedy emerged. Neighbours in the town said the Entwistles left the house at around 7am yesterday and had not returned.

Last night officials in the US said they were "slowly but surely" making progress piecing together the puzzle of what had happened.

A spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney's office in Massachusetts said there had been developments in the investigation, but she could not reveal them. She said there was not enough evidence to suggest Mr Entwistle was involved in the murders to arrest him.

The office did not comment on reports that the unemployed computer technician ran a website offering what appeared to be "get-rich-quick pyramid schemes" linked to internet pornography.

According to US newspaper MetroWest Daily News, - offline since yesterday - promised a $6,000 profit a month.

The company, registered to a Neil Entwistle in York, claimed to offer support to those with adult internet businesses, the paper said.

Customers had to pay a $90-dollar set-up fee and another $25 a month.

MetroWest Daily News said a seller on web auction site eBay, which had received numerous complaints, was the Entwistles.

Messages of complaint on the seller's page, registered to Worcester in the UK, referred to a Rachel Entwistle.

A photograph of a busty woman also appeared there.

Products offered appeared to be a mix of computer software and information on more get-rich-quick schemes.

One of the feedback postings read: "Rachel Entwistle is a thieving liar." A spokeswoman for the District Attorney's office said last night: "We are talking to everyone we can. But because they only lived there for 10 days many of their neighbours don't even know them." kate.o'[email protected]

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