A 69-year-old woman was killed in a head-on crash near Yarraman on Sunday afternoon.
A 69-year-old woman was killed in a head-on crash near Yarraman on Sunday afternoon. Chris Ison

Mother and daughters die brutally

THE West Australian fishing village of Port Denison is mourning the brutal deaths of a single mother and her two young daughters, killed in circumstances forensic investigators have described as amongst the worst they have seen.

How 46-year-old Heather Glendinning and children Jane, 12, and Jessica Cuzens, 10, died may take days to determine and police have not said yet if they believe the three were murdered, or were killed by murder and suicide.

Another daughter, 13-year-old Grace Cuzens, lives with her grandparents in Perth and yesterday posted Facebook tributes to her dead sisters, writing to Jane: "Goodbye my little sister your forever in my heart," and to Jessica: "My little angel your always with me".

The girls' father, livestock depot manager Harley Cuzens, yesterday flew from his base in the far north town of Broome, as police said they had interviewed two persons of interest.

The deaths have rocked Port Denison, with counselling offered to police and teachers and students at the local school - which postponed its prize-giving night for primary students - and patrol cars and scene-of-crime tape locking down the area around the Glendinning home.

Read more on the NZ Herald.


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