A heavily pregnant woman who is believed to have killed her three children before she fell to her death left messages on the walls of her home asking for them to be buried together.
Fiona Anderson had written notes saying that she loved her children and would “keep them safe” shortly before she died last month.
Officers found her children – Levina, 3, Addy, 2, and 11-month-old Kyden—dead at their home in Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Anderson suffered fatal head injuries after she fell to her death from a multy-storey carpark on April 15.
The parents of the 23-year-old appealed to the father of the children to grant Anderson’s last wish.
Anderson’s father Michael Anderson said in a pre-recorded interview shown on ITV’s Daybreak this morning: “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.
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 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.
Anderson said: “She adored the children. Everything was the children, they were just everything to her.”
This was not our Fiona – she was not herself. She cared passionately about others but often brought stress on herself by caring too much. She was gentle but ended up under too much pressure.
“As a family we were close but she would often push us away, keen to do her own thing and not to listen when we offered support. Life was sometimes overwhelming for her.”
They added: “She was really popular but just didn’t believe she was and had forgotten there were people there that could help her.
“We wish more had been done to recognise her mental health problems.”
The inquest into the deaths of Anderson and her children was adjourned last month.