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Lilie James's grandmother perplexed over family's lack of comprehension

Lilie James’s grandmother perplexed over family’s lack of comprehension

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Family Left Confused and Grieving Following the Tragic Murder of Lilie James

The recent murder of 21-year-old Lilie James inside St Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney has left her family devastated and bewildered. Lilie’s grandmother, Barbara Adelt, expressed deep sorrow and confusion as she shared her memories of the “smart and loving young woman” with the Nine Radio.

A Tragic Loss

Lilie James, a university student and water polo coach, was found dead last Wednesday night. Police believe that she was the victim of a homicide. The body of her colleague and former short-term boyfriend Paul Thijssen was discovered two days later in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

A Special Young Woman

Barbara Adelt remembers Lilie as a remarkable individual, saying, “Some people come into this world, I think they’re so special. And they don’t stay long. I think that was my granddaughter.” As Lilie’s family attempts to comprehend the senselessness of her death, they are grateful for the outpouring of support from the community.

Community Support

Barbara Adelt expressed gratitude for the “incredible” support they have received from friends, neighbors, and strangers. The overwhelming response from the community has provided some solace during this difficult time.

A Sad Return to School

As the St Andrew’s Cathedral School reopened its doors today, students and staff gathered for a special memorial to honor Lilie James. The school had remained closed for two days to allow the police to investigate the crime scene. Outside the school, a touching display of flowers and cards was created in tribute to Lilie.

In Memory of Lilie James

With tears in their eyes, parents, teachers, and students comforted one another and shared embraces as they entered the school. The pain of their loss was evident, but their support for each other was resolute. The cards left among the flowers conveyed the message that Lilie James will never be forgotten and will forever live on in their hearts and memories.

Editorial: Senseless Violence and Unanswered Questions

The tragic murder of Lilie James has once again brought attention to the issue of violence against women. Lilie’s senseless death within the walls of a prestigious school highlights the urgency and importance of addressing this pervasive problem in our society.

A Society in Mourning

As we mourn the loss of yet another bright young woman, we must reflect on the factors that contribute to these heartbreaking incidents. It is crucial to hold both individuals and our society accountable for the violence that continues to claim the lives of women.

Searching for Answers

The grief and confusion experienced by Lilie’s family and the wider community is echoed in the collective cry for answers. The question of “why” lingers in the minds of so many, demanding an explanation that may never fully satisfy.

Shaping a Safer Future

Though we may never fully comprehend the depths of such tragedy, we must work tirelessly to create a society where violence against women is eradicated. This requires meaningful action, including education, cultural change, and reforms in our justice system.

Advice: Supporting Those Affected by Violence

During this difficult time, it is crucial to offer support to those impacted by violence. Here are some resources available:

Domestic Violence Support Helplines:

  • 1800 Respect national helpline: 1800 737 732
  • Women’s Crisis Line: 1800 811 811
  • Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491
  • Lifeline (24-hour crisis line): 131 114
  • Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
  • NSW Domestic Violence Line: 1800 656 463
  • Qld DV Connect Womensline: 1800 811 811
  • Vic Safe Steps crisis response line: 1800 015 188
  • ACT 24/7 Crisis Line: (02) 6280 0900
  • Tas Family Violence Counselling and Support Service: 1800 608 122
  • SA Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1800 800 098
  • WA Women’s Domestic Violence 24h Helpline: 1800 007 339
  • NT Domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732

By reaching out and offering support, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by violence and work towards a safer and more compassionate society.


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