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 have been found dead just days after their family finished hotel quarantine.
A seven-year-old girl and her three-year-old twin sisters were found dead 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.
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
A woman was rushed to Timaru Hospital and is in a stable condition, police said on Friday.
Neighbours reported hearing someone sobbing outside the property 15 minutes before police arrived.
‘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.
The family had recently arrived in NZ from South Africa and had only been in the town for a week.
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
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.