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Murdered Adelaide family were visited by social workers hours before their death.

As family, friends and even strangers mourn the deaths of murdered mother Adeline Rigney-Wilson and her two children, details have emerged about their troubled life.

The Adelaide Advertiser reports that South Australian child protective services visited the 29-year-old’s Hillier home to conduct a welfare check just hours before she and her children were killed on Monday.

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Families SA were unable to comment on any particular visit, but issued a statement confirming that they had been in active contact with the family.

“Social workers were in active contact with the mother and children,” the statement read. “It would be inappropriate and disrespectful to the deceased to publicly elaborate on the nature of support being provided.”

Seven News also reported that Rigney-Wilson was battling an addiction to ice prior to her murder.

Rigney-Wilson’s on-again-off-again partner, Steven Peet, yesterday appeared in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court, charged with three counts of murder.

As reported in The Advertiser, court documents reveal that the 30-year-old told police that the deaths had occurred some time on Monday morning. He also said that he could remember having an argument with Rigney-Wilson, but could not fully recall the incident.

Peet did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody until August.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800 RESPECT.