A mother accused of clubbing her two young daughters to death and then attempting to take her own life quit schooling weeks earlier.
Tiana Djurasovic, 6, and her & # 39; inseparable & # 39; sister Mia, 10, was found dead at 5.50 pm on Friday at their home in Perth.
Their mother Milka Djurasovic, 38, was found two hours later in a beach car park with self-inflicted wounds. She was confronted on Monday with the murder charges.
A bloody hammer was found near the girls' bodies by their father when he returned to the suburban Madeley house, & # 39; and screamed in pain & # 39; at the horrible sight, the neighbors said.
Mia Djurasovic, 10, and her sister were found dead in their home in Perth, allegedly clubbed to death by their mother Milka
Philip Couper, whose 10-year-old daughter Mia was best friends with the oldest girl in school, said the mother had recently stopped schooling and had not been seen.
& # 39; My wife Terri spent a lot of time with the mother, but Milka has left school since the beginning of this period & # 39 ;, he told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; Their father or grandfather did the school then. Something must have happened, but I don't want to speculate. & # 39;
Neighbors also said that Djurasovic, a nurse, had not been seen a few days before the girls' death in the parental home on the northern outskirts of Perth, Perth.
One of them, Gordana Sousak, described the horrible scene after a conversation with the grandfather of Mia and Tiana.
& # 39; He received the call from (the father of the girls) Nenad and told him what happened, & # 39; she told the West Australian.
& # 39; He found a bloody hammer near the little girls. I could not believe it. & # 39;
Mr. Djurasovic heard shouts outside after he got home and saw Tiana lying dead on the floor and Mia in the wash.
Tiana Djurasovic, 6, (photo) and her older sister Mia were found dead in their home in Perth
Couper, an employee of the One Nation Party, said parents at Ashdale Primary School were shocked that Djurasovic was accused of such a horrible crime.
& # 39; People are just trying to understand why, as far as everyone knew that Milka was a beautiful mother, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Milka loved her girls, she was a wonderful mother. We do not know how this could have happened. & # 39;
Mr. Couper said that his wife and Djurasovic regularly had coffee dates after the morning school course, but they had not talked since the beginning of last month.
He said that Mrs. Couper has gone through all her texts with Djurasovic and found no evidence of family problems or mental illness.
& # 39; Terri talked to Mia D & # 39; s father and grandfather at school last week and they didn't say anything, & # 39; he said.
Mr. Couper said Ashdale school was in mourning on Monday when he and his wife started supporting other parents.
He said that parents were called in a meeting that morning to talk about how they could tell their children the news if they didn't know it yet.
& # 39; It was a mess – teachers, students, and parents were desperate. Terri hugged many of the children because so many people were upset, & he said.
After the girls' death, flowers, cards and teddy bears were seen outside the Madeley house (photo)
Neighbors of the family said they had never shown signs of problems and seemed to be a happy family
Couper said that his daughter Mia was traumatized and withdrawn after finding out that her best friend was dead by hearing Mrs. Couper cry on the phone.
& # 39; We treated Mia D as a part of our family and now my daughter can't even see her to say goodbye, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Her grandfather always gave her a hug or high five when he picked up or dropped off the girls at school. & # 39;
& # 39; Mia wants to go to the funeral, but I don't think that's a good idea. The school will do something and that is better for her with all her friends there. & # 39;
Mr. Couper said his daughter had left a teddy bear with the text & # 39; I love you & # 39; between the flower tribute outside the Djurasovic family house.
He said the alleged murders & # 39; had broken the community & # 39; and even the police cried outside the house after seeing the scene inside.
Mr. Couper said it was a & # 39; tough week & # 39; was for his family because his cousin Shannon Sanderson, 48, was seriously injured and her husband Dean died in a zipline accident last Tuesday.
The Adelaide couple were on vacation in Cape Tribulation, just north of Cairns, when a cable broke, sinking them about 16 meters into the rainforest.
Mia Djurasovic (photo), 10, was found next to her younger sister in her home in Perth
Mr Couper said that he returned from a working trip to London on Friday and heard the news about the death of the little girls while his family was still processing the accident.
He went to social media earlier to express his shock in a heartbreaking post after the girls' names were published on Saturday night.
& # 39; Our family is close to the Djurasovic family, because our Mia, Mia D and her sister Tiana D (6) were close to each other and only played at school a few days ago, & # 39; wrote Mr. Couper.
& # 39; The sisters were inseparable and only a few months ago Mia D attended our 10th birthday party at Mia, and the photos are a surreal moment in time because all the children were so happy. & # 39;
He said his wife Terri has since viewed recent messages with the girl's mother while their young daughter tries to recall recent interactions with girls and their families.
& # 39; In dealing with the family, we had no idea of problems or concerns, & # 39; wrote Mr. Couper.
Mr. Couper said it was a & # 39; tough week & # 39; was for his family because his cousin Shannon Sanderson, 48, was seriously injured and her husband Dean (pictured together) killed in a zipline accident last Tuesday
& # 39; Our daughter is very distraught and upset that neither Mia D nor Tiana D will be in school on Monday and she will not get her hug every day from Mia D, who was like a big sister to all the girls. & # 39 ;
& # 39; Understandably our Mia asks why, and Terri and I never thought we should answer. & # 39;
& # 39; To Mia and Tiana D, we pray sincerely and hope that the Lord holds both of you in his arms, that you no longer suffer and that you know how much you are loved and unfortunately will be missed.
& # 39; Mia has asked me to let you know that she loves you and misses you both very much. & # 39;
Forensic officers remained on the tragic stage in a Madeley house on Sunday morning
Djurasovic had a hospital bedside on Monday where her voice broke when she said her name and confirmed that she understood the charge.
She was released to be released from the hospital and will be detained in police custody and transferred to the Frankland Center psychiatric institution for review.
The accused murderer will reappear before Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on November 27.
A neighbor told WAtoday the Serbian couple never had any problems and seemed to be a happy family.
& # 39; They kiss and so on, go on holiday together with the children, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; (The girls were) beautiful, beautiful, I can't believe this. & # 39;
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