Horrified dad screamed ‘is this really happening’ as he found bodies of his three children as mum charged over deaths


A DEVASTATED dad screamed “is this really happening” after returning residence to hunt out the bodies of his three youthful children – with their mum charged with their murders.

Graham Dickason and his household moved to New Zealand to begin a mannequin new life nonetheless merely days later, neighbours reportedly heard “haunting wails” and a lady sobbing at their home.

Liane Dickason, six, and twins Maya and Karla, two, smile after touchdown in New Zealand on August 30Credit: Facebook
The girls were found dead by their distraught father on Thursday night
The girls have been found lifeless by their distraught father on Thursday eveningCredit: Stuff Limited
Doctors Lauren and Graham Dickason moved to start a new life in New Zealand
Doctors Lauren and Graham Dickason moved to begin a mannequin new life in New ZealandCredit: Facebook

When Graham, a effectively being care provider, acquired residence he reportedly found his twins tots Maya and Karla, two, and little Liane, six, lifeless as he cried out: “Is this really happening?”.

Cops have been then acknowledged as to the grisly scene at about 10pm on Thursday, and the youngsters’ mum Lauren Dickason, 40, was taken to hospital in a gradual state of affairs.

Today she was charged with murdering her three daughters.

The household had solely merely emigrated from Pretoria, South Africa, and settled into their new residence in Timaru, on New Zealand’s South Island.

An image posted on-line on August 30 shows the smiling girls clutching toy kiwis after they landed contained in the nation.

Graham, an orthopaedic surgeon, and Lauren, furthermore a hospital physician, are talked about to have been planning the swap to Timaru for a while.

Lauren’s mother and father Wendy and Malcom Fawkes told NZ news site Stuff they have been “devastated” to take heed to of the tragedy.

They talked about: “The prolonged households are in a state of shock as we attempt to perceive what occurred. We ask in your prayers and help all by way of this very troublesome time.

“We would also request privacy as we battle to come to terms with what has happened.”

Neighbours talked about they heard a bang after which the sounds of sobbing and moaning at about 9.40pm.

Jade Whaley talked about: “The first noise we heard was anyone sobbing, after which we heard a loud thud like several individual merely slammed a door.

“We could see someone through our fence wandering behind the house and wailing.”

Another neighbour Karen Cowper described listening to a person crying out “Is this really happening?” merely after 10pm.


She talked about: “We asked him if he was OK. He did not respond to us and was screaming and crying hysterically.”

Police sealed off the home – which is leased by the native hospital for newly arrived workers – after paramedics tried in ineffective to avoid shedding the women.

Forensics officers in white overalls spent Friday analyzing the house for proof.

“Police would like to reassure the community that this was a tragic isolated incident and we are not seeking anyone else,” talked about Det Insp Scott Anderson.

“The investigation into this tragedy is still in its very early stages, but we can confirm that nobody else is being sought in relation to the deaths of the three children.”

Area commander Inspector Dave Gaskin talked about it was “another incredibly sad event for the people of Timaru” following a crash that killed 5 children.

According to their social media profiles, each Graham and Lauren labored at Pretoria East Hospital earlier than they emigrated.

While in quarantine earlier this month, Lauren posted excitedly relating to the swap to Timaru and requested for ideas on colleges and furnishings outlets.

She furthermore talked about her eldest daughter had had very restricted education over the sooner 12 months as a finish outcome of of Covid lockdowns in South Africa.

The couple celebrated their fifteenth wedding ceremony ceremony anniversary in May.

Lauren marked the milestone with a Facebook bear her husband, saying: “What an journey.

“We have actually created an distinctive household and had many good occasions collectively.

“May the subsequent years be further blessed, further absolutely glad and will the youngsters allow us to sleep.

“Thank you for every little issue you do for us and your unwavering dedication to loving and offering for us.

“You are my everything.”

Graham was 'hysterical' after finding his daughters dead, neighbours said
Graham was ‘hysterical’ after discovering his daughters lifeless, neighbours talked aboutCredit: Facebook
Police forensics officers at the scene in Timaru, New Zealand
Police forensics officers on the scene in Timaru, New ZealandCredit: Stuff Limited


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