Death of mum-of-four Kim Vu found under car in her Adelaide driveway ruled ‘non-suspicious’

Twist in horror case of a beloved mum-of-four found dead under a car in her driveway – as it’s revealed her own young son discovered her body

  • Police have ruled out foul play in the bizarre death of a ‘caring’ mother-of-four
  • Kim Vu, 45, was found dead underneath her black Mercedes in her driveway
  • Young son made the grim discovery at their Adelaide home on Thursday morning
  • Her daughter in Melbourne may be banned from the funeral due to Covid rules










A close-knit community is in shock after the baffling death of a mother-of-four, as police reveal her body was likely found beneath a car by her own son as the result of a tragic accident.

Kim Anh Vu, 45, was found dead underneath her black Mercedes in the driveway of her Pennington home in Adelaide‘s north-west, by one of her four children shortly after 7.30am on Thursday morning.

Police still don’t know what caused the tragedy but have ruled out foul play, declaring her death as ‘non-suspicious’.

Heartbroken friends and family rushed to the home of the single mother after hearing the awful news, but one of her adult children is currently stranded in Melbourne and may not be allowed to attend her own mother’s funeral due to coronavirus restrictions.

Kim Anh Vu, 45 (pictured), was found dead underneath her car in the driveway of her Pennington home in Adelaide’s north-west, by her young son shortly after 7.30am on Thursday morning

‘We are all going to miss her and she will deeply be remembered by all of us,’ a close friend told 9News.

‘Her son called my friend here this morning and then we were really shocked.

‘We worry about her children now… we will look after her kids.’

Ms Vu had moved to Australia from Vietnam three years ago and was described as a ‘generous loving mother’ who was very ‘caring’.

Two of her children are aged just seven and 10, while the other two are in their 20s.

There are now fears that one of her daughters, who lives in Melbourne, will not be able to attend the funeral due to Victoria’s strict Covid-19 lockdown measures which prevents travel beyond 15km from your home.

Ms Vu had moved to Australia from Vietnam three years ago and was described by close friends (pictured) as a 'generous loving mother' who was very 'caring'

Ms Vu had moved to Australia from Vietnam three years ago and was described by close friends (pictured) as a ‘generous loving mother’ who was very ‘caring’

Heartbroken friends and family (pictured) rushed to the home of the single mother after hearing the awful news

Heartbroken friends and family (pictured) rushed to the home of the single mother after hearing the awful news

‘They’re a very quiet and very respected family. It’s just a tragedy and I don’t know how it happened,’ Jodie Belperio who lives two houses down on Addison Street told the Adelaide Advertiser.

‘I’d see that car coming in and out of the driveway all the time. It’s just tragic, I don’t understand really, life’s short.’

One local described see firefighters jacking up the car at the scene.

Ms Belperio explained she’s very concerned about what will happen to Ms Vu’s Children because the house is a rental.

‘It’s broken my heart. She’s got four beautiful kids that needed her,’ she added.

Ms Vu’s car was towed away from the scene by investigators for forensic analysis.

A report on her death will be now be prepared for the state coroner.

Ms Vu's car (pictured) was towed away from the scene by investigators earlier this morning for forensic analysis

Ms Vu’s car (pictured) was towed away from the scene by investigators earlier this morning for forensic analysis

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