Police find the bodies of two children and a woman

May 31, 2016 by

Police find the bodies of two children and a woman

Police find the bodies of two children and a woman inside house at Hillier near Gawler

Steven Peet who has been arrested for murdering Adeline Yvette Rigney-Wilson and her two children. Picture Facebook

Steven Peet who has been arrested for murdering Adeline Yvette Rigney-Wilson and her two children. Picture Facebook

MAN has faced court charged with the murders of his partner and her two children, who were found dead in their home on the outskirts of northern Adelaide.

Police discovered the bodies of Adeline Yvette Rigney-Wilson, 29, and her two young children — Amber, 6, and Corey, 5 — inside the Hillier farmhouse, near Gawler, at 1.30pm on Monday.

Ms Rigney-Wilson’s partner, Steven Graham Peet, 30, made a brief appearance in Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Tuesday afternoon charged with their murders.

Just before 1pm, Peet faced court still dressed in the same blue jumpsuit he was given following his arrest.

Sporting two black eyes, he did not look up as his lawyer, Andrew English, said he would not be seeking release on bail.

hild protection authorities this afternoon confirmed they had been in regular contact with the family.

“Social workers were in active contact with the mother and children,’’ a Families SA statement said.

“It would be inappropriate and disrespectful to the deceased to publicly elaborate on the nature of the support being provided.

“As with any event of this magnitude the appropriate authorities will examine the circumstances around the deaths and the department will participate in and support that process fully.”

Family have paid tribute to the “beautiful” mother and kids.

Peet, who was on a disability pension, is not the father of the children. He is believed to have a son from another relationship.

Family members of Ms Rigney-Wilson arrived at the property, about 45km north of Adelaide, just before 7pm on Monday and embraced before speaking with detectives.

A short time later the three family members left the property. One, Ms Rigney-Wilson’s sister, later retrieved a small pet dog from the home.

Ms Rigney-Wilson had only been living with Peet at the property for the past six weeks, her sister said.

Her sister described Ms Rigney-Wilson and her children as “beautiful”.

“She was a strong, black woman,” she said.

A younger brother of Ms Rigney-Wilson arrived at the property on Tuesday morning and spoke with police.

“I just want to mourn the loss of my sister,” he said.

Ms Rigney-Wilson’s two children went to Evanston Gardens Primary School.

The school community was being told of their deaths on Tuesday morning.

Peet was taken to Lyell McEwin Hospital, where a heavy police presence was seen outside the emergency department.

He was on Monday night driven from the hospital to the Elizabeth Police Station under guard, wearing a blue forensic suit. He showed no emotion.

Police did not disclose how the trio died but confirmed they were met by three men when they attended the property.

One of those men — Peet — was immediately arrested. The other two men are assisting detectives with their inquiries.

Major Crime detectives and scientific investigators remained at the rented 5ha property, which is surrounded by paddocks, collecting evidence.

Barossa Local Service Area officer-in-charge Chief Inspector Alby Quinn said the nature of the crime was very traumatic.

Chief-Insp Quinn said the man and the victims were known to each other and that officers were not searching for any other suspects.

“This does appear to be domestic-related and we are not looking for any other further persons in relation to this incident,” he said.

A man named Sam, who walked from the crime scene area after talking to police, said he found the bodies and called police.

He said he was an acquaintance of Peet having bought a car from him. “It’s not good to find two dead kids,” he said.

A security door contractor arrived at the property just before 6pm. He was escorted through the police cordon to speak to detectives.

He said he had been at the property last Friday to carry out work but would not elaborate on the reasons why.

For advice or support phone

Victim Support Service on 8231 5626 or 1800 182 368

Domestic Violence Crisis Service on 1300 782 200

Domestic Violence Gateway Service on 1800 800 098

National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800 RESPECT

In an emergency, dial SA Police on 000

A photograph of Steven Graham Peet’s neck tattoos. Picture Facebook

A photograph of Steven Graham Peet’s neck tattoos. Picture Facebook

Adeline Rigney-Wilson, who was found dead in her Hillier house  Picture Facebook

Adeline Rigney-Wilson, who was found dead in her Hillier house Picture Facebook

Police at a property in Hillier, where the bodies of a woman and two children were found. Picture  Sam Wundke Nine News Helicopter

Police at a property in Hillier, where the bodies of a woman and two children were found. Picture Sam Wundke Nine News Helicopter

Steven Peet is escorted from the Lyell McEwin emergency department by SA detectives Picture  Emma Brasier

Steven Peet is escorted from the Lyell McEwin emergency department by SA detectives Picture Emma Brasier

Steven Peet is escorted from the Lyell McEwin emergency department by SA detectives. Picture Emma Brasier

Steven Peet is escorted from the Lyell McEwin emergency department by SA detectives. Picture Emma Brasier

 

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