Lowestoft: Family pay tribute to “beautiful and intelligent” daughter who “cared too much”
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THE family of a mother-of-three who died after falling from a multi-storey car park in Lowestoft believes “she was driven to her actions”.
The woman, who was found by Battery Green car park, has been formally identified as Fiona Anderson, 23, of London Road South in Lowestoft.
The bodies of her three children, aged 11 months, two and three, were found hours later inside the family’s home.
In a statement, her parents Kerry and Michael Anderson and sisters Claire and Laura Anderson, said: “Fiona was a beautiful, intelligent girl and a loving and caring person, but she had suffered from mental illness since she was young and we believe she was driven to her actions yesterday.
“This was not out Fiona - she was not herself. She cared passionately about others but often brought stress on herself by caring too much. She was gentle but ended up under too much pressure.
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“As a family we were close but she would often push us away, keen to do her own thing and not to listen when we offered support. Life was sometimes overwhelming for her.
“She was really popular but just didn’t believe she was and had forgotten there were people there that could help her.
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“We wish more had been done to recognise her mental health problems, which could be masked by her intelligence and creativity. She would often make costumes for the children, who she loved very much.”
Miss Anderson attended Oulton Broad Primary, Lothingland Middle and Benjamin Britten High School.
Her parents said she would be remembered as a “girlie girl who loves Disney films and playing with her Barbies and My Little Ponies when she was younger”.
Post mortems on the three children have been carried out with the cause of death given as unascertained.
Further tests will now be carried out.