Twin girls and seven-year-old sister found DEAD just days after family finished hotel quarantine


Twin girls and their seven-year-old sister are found DEAD just days after their family finished hotel quarantine – as woman suspected of homicides is taken to hospital and neighbours recall haunting ‘wails’

  • Three young children were found dead in home in New Zealand’s South Island
  • Seven-year-old girl and three-year-old twin sisters found in home in Timaru
  • Woman was rushed to hospital in a stable condition; suspected of killing girls


Three young children have been found dead just days after their family finished hotel quarantine – as the woman suspected of killing them was rushed to hospital.

The bodies of a seven-year-old girl and her three-year-old twin sisters were discovered at a home in the regional town of Timaru on New Zealand’s South Island on Thursday night.

Emergency crews discovered the grisly scene after they were called to the home on Queen Street about 10pm.

A woman has been rushed to Timaru Hospital and is in a stable condition, police said on Friday.

Neighbours reported hearing someone ‘wailing’ outside the property 15 minutes before police arrived. 

Three young children have been found dead in a home on Queen Street in Timaru on New Zealand’s South Island just days after their family finished hotel quarantine

‘The first noise we heard was somebody sobbing, and then we heard a loud thud like someone just slammed a door,’ the neighbour Jade Whaley told Stuff.

‘We could see someone through our fence wandering behind the house and wailing.’

The family had recently arrived in NZ from South Africa and had only been in the town for a week. 

Canterbury Police District Commander Superintendent John Price said the family appeared to have few contacts in New Zealand.

The mother had earlier this month asked for help preparing for the move on social media.

She had asked for advice about buying furniture in Timaru and wanted to know schools would be best for her children. 

Detective Inspector Scott Anderson said NZ Police was ‘speaking with people from the address and no-one else is being sought at this time’.

Emergency crews discovered the grisly scene after they were called to the home about 10pm

Emergency crews discovered the grisly scene after they were called to the home about 10pm

The deaths are the second tragedy in as many months to befall the South Island community.

Last month, five teenage boys were killed in a one-car crash in which only the 19-year-old driver survived.

That crash was the South Island’s worst car accident in a number of years.

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