Relatives describe “heart wrenching sadness” at farmhouse murder-suicide

THE aunty of three young children who were found shot dead along with their mother at a New South Wales farmhouse in a suspected murder-suicide has spoken out.

The nation was shocked when the bodies of Kim Hunt, 41, and her three children aged under 10 were found at their rural property west of Wagga Wagga on Tuesday afternoon.

They’d suffered shotgun wounds.


On Wednesday, the body of Geoff Hunt, husband of Kim and father to their three children, was found at the bottom of a dam near the farmhouse where the woman and children were found, along with a firearm.

“All that can be felt is an indescribable numbness and all encompassing, heart wrenching sadness with losing my sister, brother-in-law, nephew and nieces,” the sister of Kim Hunt said in a statement on Thursday.

“My most beautiful, spirited sister, Kim, whom I idolized and adored; my dear brother in law, Geoff, who was incredibly generous and kind-hearted; my beautiful nephew and nieces Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe, who I cherished and thought of as my own children. All are loved dearly. The void that is left in our lives is immeasurable. They are profoundly missed.

“We have had overwhelming support from family and friends as well as the local community and beyond. I cannot express enough appreciation for this kindness.

“Please give a hug to those you love and count your blessings that they are with you.

“Thank You.”