The family of Diane Miller, 30, (pictured) said ‘we just lost our world’ after her death
A pregnant mum and her unborn baby have died after she was allegedly attacked with a block of concrete in a car park.
Dianne Miller’s brother confirmed the tragic news on Thursday evening, saying their family had been left ‘destroyed’.
‘We just lost our world… the baby passed away too,’ Malcolm Clifton told NITV.
Ms Miller, 30, also had an eight-month-old son.
WA Police have opened a homicide investigation.
A 17-year-old boy had previously been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and breaching bail.
Ms Miller went into cardiac arrest after a piece of concrete was allegedly thrown through her car window and struck her head while she was with her young family while grocery shopping in Perth on Tuesday.
Ms Miller, who was five months pregnant, had been fighting for life Royal Perth Hospital.
Mr Clifton said his younger sister had always acted like she was the oldest and supported everyone in the family.
‘She is our rock but now I’ve got to be everyone else’s rock,’ he said.
‘She’s the most beautiful person you’ll ever meet.’
Premier Mark McGowan said on Thursday, before Ms Miller’s death was announced, that the situation was ‘very, very tragic’.
‘I think her family are obviously going through a very difficult period. It´s very, very sad for her and her unborn child,’ he told reporters.
‘It´s one of those things that is beyond description that this could happen to someone.
‘It´s a very sad event that you wouldn’t wish on anyone.’
Diane Miller (pictured), 30, was allegedly struck in the head with a concrete block while sitting in the passenger seat of a car
The pregnant mother went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital in a critical condition
Ms Miller was due to find out the sex of her second child next week.
Mr Clifton told reporters on Wednesday outside the hospital that his sister and her unborn baby were ‘very unlikely’ to survive.
‘They are going to keep monitoring her brain. If it keeps swelling, it’s going to stop the blood going to her brain, you’re going to end up brain dead, and once that happens… the baby will die (too),’ he said.
‘The baby is too young to come out.’
Her brother Malcolm Clifton (pictured with Ms Miller’s eight-month-old son) said on Wednesday that doctors told him it was ‘very unlikely’ his sister’s condition would improve
Mr Clifton said he ‘wouldn’t wish this on anyone’.
‘We are destroyed and we want justice. We want these people whoever they are… we want what’s deserved,’ he said.
Police said there was a fight at the Waterford Plaza carpark on Manning Rd in Karawara between 7pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday.
‘It will be alleged during the altercation, the 17-year-old male threw a rock at the vehicle, which went through the open front passenger-side window, hitting a 30-year-old pregnant woman in the head and causing her to go into cardiac arrest,’ police said in a statement on Wednesday.
The mother had just bought a house and ‘everything was working out for her’ before her death
Ms Miller was with her partner who had allegedly gotten into an altercation with a group of youths outside Waterford Plaza (pictured) in Perth
Police officers and members of the public performed CPR on Ms Miller until paramedics arrived.
The boy, from Kensington, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and breaching bail.
He faced Perth Children’s Court on Wednesday and will face a bail hearing next week.
Inspector Brett Baddock said the parties were not known to each other.
‘I put it down to quite simply (allegedly) senseless, unprovoked violence, which is unacceptable, and we won´t tolerate it,’ he told reporters.
Police said their investigation was ongoing and detectives urged anyone who saw the incident, or who has footage of it, to contact Crime Stoppers.