Family of mother who jumped off cliff with toddler urge victims of domestic violence to speak out

Natasha Christian, Emma Canavan and Kamilia Palu

The family of a young mother who died with her toddler has called on victims of domestic violence to ‘speak up’.

Jasmine Riley was found dead at the bottom of a Maroubra cliff face, with her son Braxton on Thursday night, following a desperate search, which came too late.

Jasmine Mossman-Riley with her son Braxon. Photo: Facebook

Police were called to the cliff face about 8.30pm, sadly their search ended in the heartbreaking discovery of two bodies.

On Friday, in the morning quiet, police marked a moment of such darkness.

Family and friends of Ms Riley remembered her and little Braxton with roses.

The Maroubra community has been left shocked by the tragedy.

The young mum worked as a horse trainer. Photo: Facebook

“There was rescue helicopters and we saw a little boy floating in the water,” Donna Holten told 7 News.

The toddler's father said Braxon was " of them little boys who could brighten anyone's day...".

Jasmine's cousin Beau Bonning remembered her as a champion bull rider and said she loved Braxon more than anything.

“That’s what kept her going for so long,” Mr Bonning said.

Braxton and his father. Photo: 7 News

He said Ms Riley had struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder, and was a victim of domestic violence.

“Speak up to it, don’t take it no more cause it takes toll on people and leaves devastating results,” he said.

Minutes before she died Jasmine shared a post on social media saying: "This would come as a shock to most people because I'm always happy and smiling. It's funny what you can hide behind a smile."

The post detailed how Ms Mossman-Riley never told anyone about her thoughts of suicide.

Police divers began their search for Ms Riley and Braxton after a number of teenagers claimed they saw a woman and a baby by the cliff's edge.

Images posted by social media users showed police tents had been erected, while others commented on the police presence.

Police said investigations were continuing but there were "no apparent suspicious circumstances".

Ms Mossman-Riley wrote a message to her friends and family before jumping off the cliff with her baby boy. Photo: Facebook

The young mother's ute was found nearby.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you or someone you know needs help, don't suffer in silence, call Lifeline anytime on 13 11 14 or visit the website

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