A South African mom, who was remanded to a mental health facility in New Zealand after her three daughters were found dead last week, will be held in custody for the next few weeks. It is believed that Lauren Dickason STRANGLED her children with cable ties in Timaru, shortly after the family had emigrated from Mzansi.
Father Graham Dickason made the chilling discovery of the bodies at their new home. He was, quite understandably, overwhelmed by what he’d come across. When police arrived at the house, Mrs. Dickason was taken away and charged for the murders in court. A psychiatric evaluation will now take place.
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The killings themselves have left friends and relatives baffled. Former nannies and close family representatives have said there were ‘no signs’ that Lauren would ever do something like this.
The family did have to spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine as part of their emigration process, and the killings happened a short while after their release.
It’s not known yet if the stress of these requirements had an impact on Lauren Dickason. By all accounts, she was perceived to be a loving wife and mother. Just months before this unfathomable tragedy unfolded, she took to Facebook to sing the praises of her ‘beautiful’ family unit – and wished for a more blessed year, too.
“What an adventure. We have truly created a beautiful family and had many good times together. May the next years be more blessed, more happy, and may the kids let us sleep.”