Divers searched a lake near the home of Jude Richmond
Police searching for a missing florist and her disabled daughter have recovered two bodies from a lake near their home in Gloucestershire.
Jude Richmond, 41, and Millie Whitehead-Richmond, nine, were last seen at their home in South Cerney, Gloucestershire, on Sunday evening.
Divers from Avon and Somerset Police began a search of the lake immediately behind their home on Wednesday morning.
Police said the bodies of a young girl and an adult female had been found.
Insp Owen Hughes said the first body, of a young girl, had been found at 1020 GMT.
The second body, an adult female, was discovered at 1130 GMT in the lake directly behind Mrs Richmond's home.
Formal identification of the two bodies is expected to take place on Thursday at the post-mortem examination.
Mr Hughes said: "There are numerous lines to this investigation, we are not ruling anything out at this stage.
"We have officers dedicated to looking after loved ones. Our sympathies are with the family at this time."
Mrs Richmond ran Camelia Florist in The Laurels
Detectives were first alerted to the pair's disappearance by the family cleaner on Monday morning.
Officers said they were waiting to speak to Mrs Richmond's husband, Nick, who was flying back to the UK from New Zealand.
Mrs Richmond, who runs Camelia Florist in The Laurels, South Cerney, and grew up in Ross-shire in the Highlands, has provided flowers for the Queen Mother, the movie Bridget Jones's Diary and the band Pink Floyd.
The Camelia Florist website described her daughter Millie as the "business's mascot".
An entry about her said: "She is really mad about three things in life - dogs, ponies and flowers."
BBC News, 18th March 2009
Editor's Comment: Just very sad
It has yet to confirmed, but it is very sad to hear this news, very sad indeed. Our sympathies and prayers go out to Neil Whitehead and Millie & Jude Richmond's Family.
I would encourage anyone who might find themselves struggling to care for a child with a disability not to suffer in silence, but to seek help from your GP or a support group. A good bunch of people to get in touch with is Contact a Family, cafamily.org.uk
If you are unable to find a support group local to you, or you feel you may need something a little more specific, please contact me and I will do my very best to point you in the right direction. Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or take a look at the Children & Young People section on the directory
Please also read this previous Editor's Comment in response to the death of Ivan Cameron.George, editor