Hannah Baxter Wiki – Biography
Hannah Baxter, died later in hospital from extensive burns. She had reportedly jumped from the car yelling: “He’s poured petrol on me”. Rowan Baxter and the children, all under 10, were found dead at the scene by emergency responders, police said.
Hannah Baxter Age
She was 31 years old.
Husband Rowan Baxter
An ex-pro rugby player, his estranged wife and their three kids were killed after he allegedly set their car ablaze in Australia, reports said.
Rowan Baxter, 42, formerly with the New Zealand Warriors, allegedly filled up a gas can Wednesday morning before dousing the car with his wife, Hannah, and young children inside and torching it in Brisbane, Australian outlet 9News reported.
Thompson declined to comment on whether the family’s deaths were considered a murder-suicide, citing the ongoing investigation.
The couple separated last year but were still working on a custody agreement for their three children, 9News reported.
Baxter had run Brisbane-based fitness company Integr8 with Hannah, but the facility recently closed down, the outlet reported.
Baxter also got out of the burning vehicle, but died at the scene from a self-inflicted stab wound, authorities said.
Police discovered the bodies of his children — ages 6, 4 and 3 — inside the vehicle.
“It is a horrific scene,” Queensland police’s Mark Thompson told ABC.
“How the fire actually occurred has not been ascertained at the moment so for us to call it a murder-suicide or a tragic accident, it’s inappropriate at this stage,” Detective Inspector Mark Thompson said.
“I’ve seen some horrific scenes – this is up there with some of the best of them.”
Police were first called to the scene in Camp Hill area in the east of Brisbane at 08:30 local time on Wednesday (21:30 GMT on Tuesday).
They found the couple’s three children – aged six, four and three – dead inside the car.
Emergency crews tried to revive Rowan Baxter, 42, but he was declared dead.
Australian media report that he was found close to the car with a self-inflicted stab wound.
He had been in the front passenger seat and Hannah Baxter had been driving the car, police said.
Baxter, a former member of Auckland’s New Zealand Warriors squad in Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL), allegedly filled a gas can with fuel at a local service station, before dousing the car containing his wife and children, and setting it alight, according to multiple Australian news reports.
Police said in a statement they were called to a car fire about 8.30 a.m. local time Wednesday and three children aged six, four and three were found dead inside.