A mad doctor would have killed her three daughters in their New Zealand home — just a few weeks after the family moved from South Africa, according to a disturbing new report.
Lauren Dickason, 40, an orthopedic physician, killed her 2year-old twins Maya and Karla, and their older sister Liane, 6, in Parkside, a suburb of Timaru, on Thursday, Stuff.co.nz reported:.
Dickason was charged in the slaughter late Friday local time and will appear in the Timaru District Court on The newspaper reported this on Saturday morning.
Laurens husband, Graham Dickason, an orthopedic surgeon, found the bodies when he returned home shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday.
He called for help while neighbors heard him yell and yell, “Is this really happening?”
Emergency services were quickly on the scene, but the girls could not be rescued, according to the report.
Their mother was taken to nearby Timaru Hospital for treatment, where she was mentioned in stable condition Friday, the outlet reported.
The family arrived in New Zealand in end of August and was only in Timaru for passed a week after departure isolation and quarantine, if required for travelers to the country during the pandemic.
In a statement, Local Police Detective Superintendent Scott Anderson assured the… community that the murders stemmed from “a tragic isolated incident and we are not looking for” anyone otherwise.” No further information over the gruesome murders was given.
Both parents worked in the Pretoria East Hospital in South Africa before coming to New Zealand, according to their Facebook profiles. She also recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary, Stuff reported.
In a statement, Lauren Dickason’s parents, Wendy and Malcolm Fawkes, from South Africa, told Stuff they were “devastated” over the tragedy.
“The extended are families in a state of shock as we try to understand what happened. We ask for your prayers and support in this very difficult time,” they said.
“We would also ask for privacy when we battle to come terms with what happened. We would like to thank the staff of Timaru Hospital for their support in this difficult time…and the New Zealand Police for their attention to this matter.”
Maria Mandy Sibanyoni, who worked as the children’s caretaker for three years in their Pretoria home, told the Sunday Times she was “crushed” over what happened.
“I’ve never seen one” fight in Which family of whatever,” she said. “We treated each other like family. I was family at. there was nothing wrong.”
She said she had last spoken met Lauren in June as the family prepared for their move to New Zealand.
“The last When I saw her, everything was in order and she was happy to go,” said Sibanyoni. “We have been through a lot” with Laurens. I was always with her, telling her not to worry over the children, mostly one [who underwent several surgeries for a problem with her lip], and to trust in Mr. I was her shoulder to lean on on.”
“I have shared a lot” of stuff with Laurens. Now I’m broke. I will not make it.”
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