A heartbroken dog has been sat looking into heaven after her whole family was killed in a horrific car fire set by twisted rugby player Rowan Baxter.
Baxter killed his wife Hannah and their three children Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4, and Trey, 3, before stabbing himself to death in Brisbane, Australia.
He torched the family SUV after dousing it in petrol and killed himself after angrily trying to stop witnesses who tried to help save his wife and children.
The family’s heartbroken dog Savannah has now spent her first night without the people she loved most.
And she has been pictured staring up into the sky into heaven as a family friend said she’s lost “everyone she love”.
Police are continuing to investigate the horrific murder-suicide.
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Baxter – a former professional rugby league player – and Hannah owned a gym together and were reportedly in a custody battle over the children.
In a heartbreaking Instagram post, Savannah is seen with two other dogs gazing towards the sky after the inferno in Camp Hill.
Family friend Dave Kramer, who is now looking after the upset pooch, said: “She's made some new friends after losing everyone she loves.”
He broke down as he visited the scene of the tragedy on Thursday – with Savannah by his side – as the tragedy has rocked Australia.
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Savannah was often seen in family photos of the Baxters.
Kramer – who was a trainer the Intergr8 Fitness Gym – also paid tribute to his murdered friend and her children.
He said: “I still don't want to believe it. As I wake up this morning with their family dog laying in my bed, I realize this isn't just a nightmare, and all I can do is lay here, cuddle her and cry.
“Hannah was an amazing woman and she was a pillar of strength to so many others
“If she even sensed someone was a little down, she'd know exactly how to brighten up their day with her one of a kind voice and big smile.”
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Hannah reportedly managed to get out of the car after Baxter set the fire which killed their children.
She later succumbed to horrific burns as the incident claimed the lives all five members of the family.
Neighbours attempted to save the families lives and sprayed her burns with a garden home.
The beastly rugby player had recently assaulted her, and her family are searching for answers as to how he managed to get inside her Kia Sportage.
Hannah’s parents Lloyd and Suzanne Clarke said Rowan has become “frightening and monstrous” in the months leading up to the evil attack.
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Rowan had hinted at his deteriorating mental state on social media, including sharing posts about male suicide.
He was subject to a restraining order following an recent incident, and the family have no idea why he was there on Raven Street.
The monstrous incident occurred while Hannah was with the children doing the routine school run.
Hannah’s dad said: “We still don't know how he got so close.
“He's obviously ambushed her somehow, I'm sure she would not have stopped for him, she would be more likely to try to run over him
“He had to hurt us because we'd beaten him. He was spiralling and had run out of people to sponge off.
“Looks like all of a sudden he decided there was only one way out.”
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Hannah’s parents believe Baxter was obsessively tracking his estranged wife's phone and location by hacking her device.
He sent her suspicious attachments and “knew things” he shouldn’t have known, her family said.
Her mum added: “He was going through her phone and tracking her whereabouts. It was really scary.”
Family friend Joey Abraham described Rowan as being in a “bad place” and said he “wasn’t coping at all”.
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Baxter reportedly took a jerry can of petrol and poured it over the children who were strapped in the backseat of the SUV.
Family friend Brian Cavanagh said the incident was “beyond comprehension” and he “couldn’t figure out how come Hannah was in the car with him”.
Baxter appeared in court charged with breaching a domestic violence order and was allowed to walk free on January 29, just weeks before he murdered his young family.
He was due to face court again on April 8.
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Hannah’s parents described him as a “control freak” – with the couple meeting when she was 19, him being 11 years her senior.
Lloyd said: “She had to get the kids and just go without saying anything, because he was such a control freak and would get into her headspace and she would give in.”
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The couple added his “downward spiral” began when Hannah left the marriage last November.
Detective Inspector Mark Thompson said police are continuing to investigate and “understand the family dynamics”.
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