Death of mother-of-four Kim Vu found under car in her Adelaide driveway judged ‘non-suspicious’

Twist in horror case of beloved mother of four found dead under a car in her driveway – as revealed her own young son discovered her body

  • Police rule out malicious intent in bizarre death of ‘caring’ mother of four
  • Kim Vu, 45, was found dead under her black Mercedes in her driveway
  • Young son made the grim discovery at their Adelaide home on Thursday morning
  • Her daughter in Melbourne may be banned from funeral due to Covid rules










A close-knit community is in shock after the stunning death of a mother of four as police reveal her body was likely found under a car by her own son in a tragic accident.

Kim Anh Vu, 45, was found dead shortly after 7:30am on Thursday morning under her black Mercedes in the driveway of her home in Pennington in northwest Adelaide.

Police still don’t know what caused the tragedy, but have ruled out malicious intent and declared her death “non-suspicious.”

Heartbroken friends and family rushed to the single mother’s home after hearing the terrible news, but one of her adult children is currently stranded in Melbourne and will not be able to attend her own mother’s funeral due to coronavirus restrictions.

Kim Anh Vu, 45 (pictured), was found dead shortly after 7:30 am on Thursday morning under her car in the driveway of her home in Pennington in northwest Adelaide.

“We will all miss her and she will be deeply remembered by all of us,” a close friend told 9News.

“Her son called my friend here this morning and we were really shocked.

“We’re worried about her kids now…we’ll take care of her kids.”

Ms. Vu had moved to Australia from Vietnam three years ago and was described as a ‘generous loving mother’ who was very ‘caring’.

Two of her children are only seven and ten years old, while the other two are in their twenties.

There are now fears that one of her daughters, who lives in Melbourne, will not be able to attend the funeral due to Victoria’s strict Covid-19 lockdown measures preventing travel further than 15km from your home.

Ms. Vu had moved to Australia from Vietnam three years ago and was described by close friends (pictured) as a 'generous loving mother' who was very 'caring'

Ms. Vu had moved to Australia from Vietnam three years ago and was described by close friends (pictured) as a ‘generous loving mother’ who was very ‘caring’

Heartbroken friends and family (pictured) rushed to single mother's house after hearing the terrible news

Heartbroken friends and family (pictured) rushed to single mother’s house after hearing the terrible news

‘It is a very calm and very respected family. It’s just a tragedy and I don’t know how it happened,” Jodie Belperio, who lives two houses down on Addison Street, told the Adelaide Advertiser.

“I would see that car going in and out of the driveway all the time. It’s just tragic, I don’t really understand, life is short.’

A local described saw firefighters jacking the car up on the spot.

Ms. Belperio explained that she is very concerned about what will happen to Ms. Vu’s children because the house is a rental property.

‘It broke my heart. She has four beautiful children who need her,” she added.

Ms. Vu’s car was towed by investigators for forensics.

A report on her death will now be prepared for the state coroner.

Ms. Vu's car (pictured) was towed away earlier this morning by investigators for forensics

Ms. Vu’s car (pictured) was towed away earlier this morning by investigators for forensics

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