A TOP private school headteacher called a family member in distress hours before she was found dead, it is reported.
Emma Pattison, head at the prestigious Epsom College, Surrey, was discovered next to her husband George and seven-year-old daughter Lettie at around 1am on Sunday.
3Emma, George and Lettie Pattison were found dead at Epsom College, SurreyCredit: PA3A police car at an entrance to the schoolCredit: GettyEarlier that evening, she made a distressed phone call to a relative with concerns about her partner, according to the BBC.
By the time they arrived at the house, which is surrounded by other properties occupied by college staff and is close to the prestigious school’s rifle range, all three were dead.
Cops have not disclosed the cause of deaths but are confident no one else was involved in the “isolated” incident.
They are understood to be treating the tragedy as a double murder and suicide.
Detectives suspect George, 39, killed his wife Emma, 45, and little Lettie before taking his own life last weekend.
He is thought to have shot them dead then turned the same gun on himself.
The chartered accountant had a gun licence which had recently been updated, the BBC reports.
He had been in contact with police only last week about his weapon to inform officers about a change of address, according to The Times.
The tragedy has shaken the community and devastated those that knew the “lovely” family.
One former neighbour said: “It is just shocking and unimaginable.”
Chloe Rathbone, 27, a nursery worker who looked after Lettie, told The Times: “I am utterly so heartbroken over this awful news.
“They were such a lovely family and Lettie was perfect in every way, everything you could have wished for in a little girl.”
Emma became the first female head of £42,000-a-year Epsom College in September 2022 after six years at Croydon High School in South London.
She lived on-site with her daughter, Labrador puppy Bella and chartered accountant husband George, who ran a management consultancy firm called Tanglewood 2016, according to Companies House.
Despite moving to Epsom from their £1.5million property in Caterham last year, the Pattisons reportedly only recently finished transporting the last of their belongings.
Removal vans were spotted outside the four-bedroom detached home, where they had lived since 2014, in the last few weeks.
3A flag flies at half mast at Epsom CollegeCredit: Getty
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