A number of relatives of the family arrived at the grisly scene and looked distraught and ashen-faced as they spoke to detectives.
One neighbor who did not want to be identified said: “I only found out five minutes ago after my brother rang because it was on the news.
“I was oblivious [because we live in the corner] so I did not know anything. “
Another neighbor had visited the woman and said they were“ trying to piece it together ourselves ”.
She added: “I have kids upstairs, she has kids next door.
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“I was actually worried because she has three kids as well and I did not know who it was.
“It doesn’t seem real. I’ll be honest we’re shaking. I don’t know anything yet and it hasn’t sunk in because I didn’t know about it the last two hours.
The two friends said the family moved into the estate about a year ago.