March 24th 2023.
An inquest into the deaths heard that nine-year-old Alexander and seven-year-old Maximus were found strangled in an upstairs bedroom of the family's home in Belvedere, south-east London, on March 9. Their mother, Nadja de Jager, 47, was also discovered dead at the scene. Post-mortem examinations revealed the boys' provisional cause of death as ligature compression to the neck, while their mother's provisional cause of death was given as suspension. Detective Inspector Oliver Stride said the boys' father identified the bodies. (Image Source: https://metro.co.uk)
Belvedere Infant and Junior School
The Belvedere Infant and Junior School, where Alexander and Maximus attended, released a tribute to the boys, describing them as 'model pupils' and 'each other's best friend'. In their statement, the school said: 'Alex and Max were truly wonderful members of our school community and we will remember them with great fondness and love.'
At an inquest into the deaths of the family on Tuesday, Detective Inspector Oliver Stride said both Alexander and Maximus were found in an upstairs bedroom of the property on Mayfield Road.
He added that the provisional cause of death for both of them was determined to be ligature compression to the neck pending further investigation, while their mother, Nadja de Jager, 47, had a provisional cause of death given as suspension.
The boys' father identified their bodies and the school that the two boys attended said in a tribute that Alexander and Maximus were 'model pupils' and 'each other's best friend'. (Image Source: https://metro.co.uk)
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