'Please bury us together': Last requests of mother who 'killed her three children' before leaping to her death revealed in messages on walls
Parents of Fiona Anderson ask children's father to grant her last wishes for family to be buried togeher
Friday 03 May 2013
The parents of a heavily pregnant woman who is believed to have killed her three children before she fell to her death from a multi-storey car park have asked for their daughter to be buried with her children.
Speaking in a pre-recorded interview shown on ITV's Daybreak this morning, the parents of Fiona Anderson, who suffered fatal head injuries on April 15, appealed to the father of the children to grant Ms Anderson's last wish.
The 23-year-old mother had written messages on the walls of her home asking to be buried with her children shortly before she died last month. Officers found her children - Levina, three, Addy, two, and 11-month-old Kyden - dead at their home in London Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Ms Anderson's father Michael Anderson said: "She'd written that the children were asleep in their bed all together, all tucked up with their bears.
"They were all looking very peaceful and happy together. And she also wrote 'please bury us together, we want to be together to keep them safe'."
The father of the children, Craig McLelland, reportedly does not want his children to be buried with their mother.
Mr McLelland had recently separated from Ms Anderson, who was depressed at the time of her death, according to neighbours.
Mr Anderson said: "We must understand that that was not Fiona, Fiona would never have done anything to hurt her children. So that evening, Fiona, whatever happened, she had in her mind that what she was doing was correct.
"She was looking after the children and she wants to be with the children to look after them still. Everybody must understand that."
CCTV images showed eight-months pregnant Ms Anderson walking around Lowestoft holding a teddy bear and wearing a white coat shortly before she was found.
Her mother Kerry said Fiona seemed happy when she last saw her. Mrs Anderson said: "She adored the children. Everything was the children, they were just everything to her."
Mrs Anderson said she reacted with disbelief when she heard the news, saying: "Things like that just don't happen."
Both parents were visibly emotional, and Mr Anderson said they would be unable to move on from their grief until their daughter is buried.
He said: "Until we can actually bury our daughter we can't even comprehend going forward."
Speaking on ITV's Daybreak this morning, Mirror columnist Fiona Phillips, who interviewed Michael and Kerry Anderson, said: "Obviously Craig, the children's father, must be hurting too and Michael and Kerry realise that and the reason they wanted to do this interview is they're appealing to Craig."
The inquest into the deaths of Ms Anderson and her children was adjourned last month.
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