Possible Murder-Suicide of ‘Happy’ Mum and Her Three Young Children

Possible Murder-Suicide of 'Happy' Mum and Her Three Young Children
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POSSIBLE murder-suicide of ‘happy’ mum and her three young children as family is found dead in Australia.

The Mum from Tullamarine, Melbourne has been described as “happy” and “loving” by neighbours and the children as “beautiful”, but tragedy struck the family home on Thursday. Katie Perinovic, aged 42 along with her three children, Claire, aged 7, Anna, aged 5 and son Matthew, only three years old, were discovered dead at the family home.

Father Tomislav Perinovic, has been assisting the police with their inquiries, and so far has not had a formal interview. Police are looking at a “number of possibilities” one being murder-suicide.


Robert Hill, Acting Deputy Commissioner said, “It is a tragic event to lose life, in any circumstances.

“But when it involves three children — the second event that’s occurred this week where we’ve seen the loss of children in horrific circumstances — it does impact upon the community.”

“We have a long way to go before we can actually understand and appreciate what occurred,”

Police do not believe that anyone else is involved in the deaths.

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Alex Glenn
Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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