Katie Perinovic Biography — Wiki
Katie Perinovic was identified as the Melbourne woman who allegedly killed her three children at home in Melbourne’s north in a murder-suicide. Victoria Police investigators said they have formed a view that Perinovic killed Claire, seven, Anna, five, Matthew, three, and herself at their Tullamarine home.
‘Homicide Squad investigators have formed the preliminary view that the 42-year-old woman is responsible for all four deaths,’ a police statement said on Friday.
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Katie Perinovic is 42 years old.
Katie Perinovic killed her three children and herself in Melbourne house
The bodies were found at home after midday on Thursday, with Ms. Katie Perinovic’s husband Tomislav raising the alarm with a harrowing Triple Zero call. Detectives said they do not believe Mr. Perinovic was involved in the incident, and he has been released without charge.
‘Investigators do not believe the 48-year-old man was involved in the incident and police are not looking for anyone further in relation to the matter.’
Homicide Squad detectives aren’t looking for anyone further over the deaths and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
What witnesses say about Katie Perinovic
A heartbroken friend of Ms. Perinovic said she was notably ‘withdrawn’ in the weeks leading up to the deaths. Marie Groves, a neighbor, had become close to her as their children often played together.
She said the mother attended a party at her house for her daughter’s birthday in November and was unusually quiet.
‘She was more withdrawn than I’ve seen her ever in the past,’ Ms. Groves told Daily Mail Australia.
‘There were a few other mums here and they did notice she seemed a bit quiet on that day.’
Ms. Groves said: ‘Those kids were full of life. They were your picture-perfect kids.’
Others who knew the mother said she often visited the local library with her young kids and would lovingly sing songs and read to them. The crime scene was described as ‘gruesome’ by police, who did not go into detail about the nature of the family’s injuries.
What we know so far about Katie Perinovic
Katie Perinovic, also known as surname Blazevic, unexpectedly left her job at Glenroy Physiotherapy Centre about three months ago, The Herald Sun reported. It’s believed she may have fallen into a depression in the lead up to her death.
She had worked at the clinic for seven years, according to the website.
Neighbour Ms. Groves said that she still hadn’t processed the shocking news of the family’s deaths.
Another neighbor John Constantino said he chatted with the mother-of-three the night before she died and noticed nothing out of the ordinary. ‘I was watering the garden about 7.30 pm and she walked past and she seemed happy and everything,’ he told The Age.
‘She asked me what I was going to do tomorrow, I said, ‘I might mow the lawn’ and she said ‘yeah, it’s not going to be a hot day’.’