Teenager, 18, who was killed by a train just half an hour after HIS mother, 56, was found stabbed to death in a crashed Lexus

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This is the first picture of a teenager who was hit by a train just half an hour after his mother was found stabbed to death in a crashed Lexus.

Julian Bracken, 18, was found dead on the tracks near Pangbourne station, in Berkshire, on January 4 at around 5.45pm. 

Details of the Incident

Around half an hour earlier 56-year-old Mayawati Bracken was found knifed inside a Lexus nearby on the A340 Tidmarsh Road at the junction of Flower Hill, inquests into their deaths heard.

 She was given medical attention but died of a ‘fatal stab wound’.

Separate inquest openings into the pair’s deaths were opened at Berkshire Coroner’s Court were it was revealed for the first time that they both lived in the same house – Chestnuts, in Flower’s Hill, Pangbourne, a seven-bedroom £2.5m detached property. 

Mr Bracken was a student.

Referring to his death, the coroner said: ‘Julian died on January 4 2024 at the railway tracks near Pangbourne.’

She added: ‘A male was reported to be seen on the railway tracks and had been hit by a high-speed train.’

Cause of Death

She told the court a post-mortem examination found the provisional cause of his death to be ‘multiple injuries’.

Inquests into each of their deaths will be held at a later date.

Locals in the idyllic village where the mother-of-three lived paid tribute to her at the time of her death.

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Flowers were laid outside Ms Bracken’s home, while a card which was left with one of the bouquets said simply: ‘Tragic loss. May angels lead you to Heaven, You will be missed.’ Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

She was originally from Indonesia but lived in Hong Kong before moving to the UK around ten years ago. Locals say she had separated from her husband and lived at the home with her children.

One friend said: ‘This is absolutely horrendous. Maya was an amazing, quirky, hilarious woman who made everyone smile who met her. RIP to a beautiful lady.’

Another neighbour, who wished to be anonymous, described Maya as a ‘happy’ but ‘very quiet person’ who had lived on the street for a while.

They said: ‘She was a really lovely woman, she’s lived here for a while. Most of us [neighbours] say hello when we’re out as most of us walk into town to grab a paper in the morning.’

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