1. “The sisters were inseparable.” Perth mother charged with the murder of her two young daughters.
A Perth mother has been charged with the murder of her two young daughters who were found dead at their Madeley home on Bogdanich Way.
The bodies of six-year-old Tiana Djurasovic and her 10-year-old sister Mia were found on Friday night by police.
The 38-year-old mother, Milka Djurasovic, was found more than two hours later at the Whitfords beach car park with self-inflicted, non-life-threatening injuries.
She was arrested by police and taken to hospital, and was on Sunday charged with two counts of murder by police.
The mother will face Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on Monday.
Neighbour Gordana Sousak said she heard screaming at about 6pm on Friday, when the children’s father came home from work, WA Today reports.
“When he called police they told him not to touch her, but by that time he’d found the other little girl in the laundry,” she said.
Tiana Djurasovic and her older sister Mia should be going to school on Monday. Instead their classmates at Ashdale Primary School will receive counselling in the aftermath of the siblings’ deaths. ???? https://t.co/wmCdCnEpW4 #wanews pic.twitter.com/HxdFrTvmi4
— The West Australian (@westaustralian) October 26, 2019
Ms Djurasovic was working as a nurse and the family were part of the close-knit Bosnian community in Perth, Ms Sousak told WA Today.
Philip Couper, who is an adviser to the One Nation WA state leader Colin Tincknell, said his daughter, also called Mia, was school friends with Mia Djurasovic.
“The sisters were inseparable and only a few months ago, Mia (Djurasovic) attended our Mia’s 10th birthday party, and the photos are a surreal moment in time as all the kids were so happy…” he wrote in an emotional post on social media.
Mr Couper also said his daughter was “distraught and upset” that she would not get her daily hug at school from Mia Djurasovic.