Two young boys were found dead at their home alongside their mother.
7-year-old Maximus and 9-year-old Alexander from London, UK, were found lifeless next to their mother, 47-year-old Nadja de Jager, when the police arrived at their Belvedere home.
While the authorities have yet to establish the details about the trio’s premature passing, the police believe they don’t have to look for anyone else at this moment.
Speaking of the disturbing discovery were neighbors of the family who recalled the police breaking into the family’s home after concerns about the occupants’ wellbeing.
“I’m absolutely shocked. The first thing I knew something bad had happened was when the police turned up at lunchtime yesterday. I’ve since found out that Nadia and her two boys are dead,” one neighbor told MailOnline.
“I didn’t know the mother well, only to say hello to, but she was always smart and her kids were well looked after. In the summer the boys would play happily in the garden. God knows what happened,” another neighbor added.
“A couple of weeks ago it looked like they were moving out. She’s taken the curtains down and thrown a load of old toys away. And then everything went back to normal.”
Other locals, including a mother-of-two named Bukky Adekoya, went on to share their shock over the multiple deaths in their area while suggesting their location is well sought after and new to this kind of incident.
“I don’t think it’s properly sunk in, I feel kind of physically sick thinking about what has gone on,” Dawn Porter said.
“If it was anything that she did perhaps she could’ve come to some of the neighbors and said ‘I’m having problems.’ It’s very sad, you just want answers when something like this happens.”
Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Ollie Stride confirmed that the police are working to “establish the circumstances that led to this tragic incident.”
“I would like to thank the local community for their cooperation while our officers go about their enquiries,” Stride said.
“Our thoughts today are very much with the family as they struggle to come to terms with their loss and we ask that their privacy be respected at this extremely difficult time.”