St Andrew’s Cathedral College makes painful choice in regards to the gymnasium the place 21-year-old Lilie James was killed by Paul Thijssen – as her household make a touching gesture to all of her schoolmates


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The varsity the place 21-year-old Lilie James was tragically murdered final week will demolish the gymnasium the place the younger water polo coach was brutally overwhelmed to loss of life.

The ugly crime scene left by killer Paul Thijssen, 24, will probably be razed to the bottom within the wake of the homicide, an e-mail to folks of scholars at St Andrew’s Cathedral College reveals. 

Thijssen is believed to have lured Ms James to the gymnasium on the pretext of her returning sports activities tools to him after which attacked her with a hammer within the gymnasium lavatory simply after 7pm final Wednesday.

Police and faculty employees made the appalling discovery of her physique after Thijssen allegedly confessed his crime in a Triple-0 name.

Lilie James was found brutally murdered in the gym at St Andrews Cathedral School in the Sydney CBD

Lilie James was discovered brutally murdered within the gymnasium at St Andrews Cathedral College within the Sydney CBD

The gruesome crime scene left by killer Paul Thijssen in the bathroom of the school gym will be razed to the ground in the wake of the murder, an email to school parents reveals (pictured: the gym hall)

The ugly crime scene left by killer Paul Thijssen within the lavatory of the varsity gymnasium will probably be razed to the bottom within the wake of the homicide, an e-mail to highschool mother and father reveals (pictured: the gymnasium corridor)

Within the wake of the homicide and the overwhelming response by lecturers and college students, a mountain of flowers, playing cards and items have been left on the faculty.

The tributes had been visited this week by Lilie’s household – together with mother and father Jamie and Peta and brother Max –  who inspected the heartfelt messages written about their beloved daughter.

‘As with each time I’ve spoken with them, they confirmed their deep concern and compassion for the way our college students are coping presently,’ faculty principal Dr Julie McGonigle mentioned in a message to folks on Friday.

‘That in itself is a testomony to the calibre of the household, please proceed to uphold them in your prayers.’

Dr McGonigle mentioned the memorial of flowers would stay in place on the faculty for the remainder of the week, earlier than it’s eliminated to the memorial gardens at Kirrikee, south of Sydney.

In the wake of the murder and the overwhelming response by teachers and students, a mountain of flowers, cards and gifts have been left at the school

Within the wake of the homicide and the overwhelming response by lecturers and college students, a mountain of flowers, playing cards and items have been left on the faculty

She additionally thanked lecturers for shepherding college students by means of their HSC exams ‘in unimaginable circumstances’.

Ms James had damaged off a fledgling, five-week romance with Thijssen within the days earlier than her loss of life.

Investigators now consider the sickening crime was premediated after it emerged the baby-faced killer purchased a hammer and borrowed a automotive earlier than luring Ms James to her loss of life. 

It’s understood the hammer was not the one used to kill Ms James. Police consider Thijssen had two hammers, the opposite of which can have come from a college storeroom.

He drove a borrowed 2003 Lexus sedan to work on the day Ms James died. A supply near the investigation informed the Every day Telegraph that the automotive would have allowed the sports activities co-ordinator to ‘get away shortly afterwards’.

He additionally referred to as police 4 hours after Ms James was killed contained in the gymnasium lavatory to allow them to know she was there.

‘Informant says there’s a physique in a rest room on the right-hand facet in reception space. By way of reception and to the left. Informant says he was there a few hours in the past. Feminine physique,’ the emergency operator acknowledged.

It comes as unique Every day Mail Australia photographs revealed the within of Thijssen’s home simply hours after he’s believed to have murdered Ms James.

Photographs of his messy bed room present a pile of tablets, a damaged cabinet, a half-used bathroom roll and garments strewn throughout the ground. 

Thijssen, a former St Andrews faculty graduate who grew up within the Netherlands, moved into the cramped semi-detached home in Kensington in southeastern Sydney in August with a younger feminine flatmate and a fellow male hockey participant.

Neighbours mentioned the three flatmates had been courteous however ‘saved to themselves’ and weren’t conscious of Thijssen’s identification till the horrific occasions of October 25.

Main legal psychologist Tim Watson Munro informed Every day Mail Australia Thijssen was a management freak who demonstrated ‘subsequent stage cruelty’.

Paul Thijssen's bedroom, hours after he murdered Lilie James, contained a Dutch 'Stag' brand hockey shirt on top of a rolled-up doona, tablets including paracetamol and Nurofen and a men' shaver on the bed. Thijssen moved into the house in August

Paul Thijssen’s bed room, hours after he murdered Lilie James, contained a Dutch ‘Stag’ model hockey shirt on prime of a rolled-up doona, tablets together with paracetamol and Nurofen and a males’ shaver on the mattress. Thijssen moved into the home in August 

Paul Thijssen's body is wheeled towards a mortuary van after being recovered from rocks below Diamond Bay reserve on Friday afternoon

Paul Thijssen’s physique is wheeled in direction of a mortuary van after being recovered from rocks under Diamond Bay reserve on Friday afternoon

‘He knew precisely what he was doing,’ the famend crime skilled mentioned. 

‘These type of guys are dangerous, they’re not mad.

‘This doesn’t seem to have been a spontaneous act of violence. There’s clear intention – in the event you take a weapon to a gathering, chances are you’ll use it.’  

Final Friday morning, tradesmen working on the coastal cliff walkway noticed a physique wedged within the rocks under the place it was believed to have washed up after Thijssen jumped from Diamond Bay reserve. 

Thijssen’s mother and father made the grim decision on Wednesday to not return his stays to their native Netherlands, and can as a substitute have him cremated earlier than scattering his ashes in Sydney.

For confidential assist 24/7 name Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 Respect on 1800 737 732 


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