The mother of two teenage children shot dead by their father in a double murder- suicide that rocked Australia has tragically died.

Olga Edwards, 37, was found dead at her home in West Pennant Hills, Sydney’s north-west, on Wednesday morning – less than six months after her estranged husband murdered their children in a bedroom at the same property, shares Daily Mail.

Daily Mail Australia understands Ms Edwards’ body was found by police at about 10am, after officers responded to a concern for welfare report.


Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

‘She has been struggling lately,’ a police source told The Daily Telegraph.

‘Since losing her children she has been in and out of hospital and police have been in constant contact with her and became worried when they didn’t hear from her.’


Her children Jack, 15, and Jennifer Edwards, 13, were executed at a West Pennant Hills property by their father John Edwards, 68, on July 5.

Mr Edwards shot himself dead about 12 hours later at his home in the nearby suburb of Normanhurst.

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  • I think I would be in the same boat.
    I honestly wouldn’t have anything to live for if my kids died. I don’t even want to think about it!


  • I feel so sad when I hear about a child dying, and even more compounded when it is at the hands of an adult, let alone their parent


  • I never hear this story before but how tragic :( I wish I could make it so this kinda stuff never happens


  • This poor woman! This is exactly how I would feel if I lost any of my kids. I just have no idea how a parent comes back from the death of a child. Soul crushingly devastating and life destroying


  • This is so terribly sad. May she Rest In Peace with her children.


  • She would have been devastated when he took the lives of their children. This is happening more and more and it’s so tragic. She was such a strong person to have tried to cope for as long as she did. I believe that she is now at peace and reunited with her children. RIP


  • And I was told that I was stupid when I said I believed my ex would carry out his threats to kill my children when we were in the process of separating. Thank God my eldest son made sure his gun was no longer able to be fired.

    • Aw bless mom101628 ! How awful you had to go through this !


  • This is so sad and just seems to keep on happening.


  • This is so awful, how can someone do that!!


  • She was strong to cope as long as she did. I hope she’s found peace, wherever she is now. Such a sad story.


  • Can’t blame her that’d be horrible.


  • This is such a sad story the pain she must of been feeling :( R.I.P


  • this is horrific. the whole family gone. poor grandparents and close family.


  • This is just the worst kind of tragedy. Clearly she could no longer live without her children. Such a sad and tragic state of affairs.


  • So tragic. He has wiped out his family, then committed suicide.


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