Mum found dead after ex murdered her kids was 'dreading Christmas' friends say

Just tragic

December 12 2018

A mother who was found dead in the same home where her teenage children were murdered by their father in a tragic murder-suicide reportedly "fell into a deep depression" and was "dreading spending Christmas alone."

Olga Edwards, 37, was found dead at her West Pennant Hills home in Sydney's north-west on Dec. 13., less than six months after her estranged husband murdered their children in a bedroom at the same property.

Reports claim Olga refused to leave the property where her children Jack, 15, and Jennifer, 13, were repeatedly shot by their father John Edwards, 68, in a murder suicide on Jul. 5.

Olga was unable to return to work and became withdrawn from life.

The Daily Telegraph reports friends and neighbours as saying Olga couldn't come to terms with her loss.

"She was dreading Christmas without the kids and planned to leave Australia for good. She had organised to spend Christmas Day at the house to be close to Jack and Jennifer," one friend said.

"She has been struggling lately," The Daily Telegraph reported a police source as saying.

"Since losing her children she has been in and out of hospital and police have been in constant contact with her and became worried when they didn't hear from her."

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This story originally appeared on New Idea.

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