Daughter of murdered Leeds businessman John Luper reveals how she found her father dead

Liza Rose Luper
Liza Rose Luper

The daughter of murdered Leeds businessman John Luper has spoken about the moment she found her father dead following a raid on their home.

Mr Luper died during a robbery at his home in 2004. The 57-year-old was taken to the master bedroom of his home in Sandmoor Drive, Alwoodley, by masked robbers while his wife Iycian, daughter Liza-Rose and their Turkish au pair were bound with tape in another room.

John Luper

John Luper

He was later found dead from asphyxiation and 12 years to the day no one has been brought to justice.

Now 32, his daughter Liza-Rose has broken her silence for the first time on the 12th anniversary of her father’s death.

She said: “I just remember waking up to being tied up by masked men and when I was finally free finding my father dead on the floor.

“It has been 12 years and a lot has happened but there are a few people out there who have some information about who killed my dad. I just want justice.”

In an impassioned to plea to anyone who might have information about the attack, she said: “The message I would say is please help me.

“Everybody has a father and a father is a daughter’s first love so I literally feel like my heart has been torn out, broken and crushed.

“Please help me find the murderers.”