The inquest into her death heard Ms Macfarlane had engaged with social services and had previously expressed some suicidal thoughts but had later appeared optimistic about life – particularly her plan to become a care worker.
He said: “She hid the depths of her depression from others and took a lethal overdose of drugs.”
A handwritten note was found in the house stating: “We are to be buried together. No one is to separate me from my babies.”
London Ambulance Service Paramedic Anna Williamson said Sydnie’s sister met her at the door when she attended the emergency call to the house.
“A neighbour had managed to use a magnet to get the keys. The door was locked from the inside.”
“I’m struggling with it all……. I have lost the family that I love. Disgusting things have been said about me, but it’s what I deserve.
“I am not the mistakes I have made. I have lost every bit of respect for myself. I have ruined everything for me. I am tarnished for life.”
The inquest also heard how she had recently received notice that eviction proceedings would be starting against her, and her family would have to move out.
At the property, a total of 31 pieces of A4 paper with messages written on were spread out on the floor, with some written in small handwriting and other in block capitals, which he described as an “emotional outbursts”.
One of the A4 letters instructed: “We are to be buried together. No one is to separate me from my babies”, and gave details of the cemetery she wanted to be buried at and the music for the funeral.
In that call he described her as “calm” which “looking back was a bit strange”.
He said: “It’s speculation to claim these bodies could have prevented the deaths of these people.
“My view is the organisations concerned have learned from the lessons of this.”
Members of the victims’ family left court without comment.
If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, please call the Samaritans on (free) 116123 or 020 7734 2800.