A mother-of-two promised her best friend they would start the new year fresh after a “s***” in 2022 – just weeks before she was allegedly killed by her new boyfriend in her own home.
Dayna Isaac, 28, has made a pact with her pal Tenielle that in 2023 they will take regular vacations and pamper themselves and “live our lives for us and be happy”.
But Ms Isaac, 28, was tragically found dead at her unit in Penrith, west Sydney, around 4.15pm on Monday – less than two hours after neighbors allegedly heard her arguing with her lover Paul Sultana.
Sultana was arrested 11 hours later at the home he shared with relatives in Cranebrook. He has been charged with murder and will appear before Penrith Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal that Ms Isaac had only recently moved from Bathurst as part of her fresh start, leaving the country town in the NSW Central Tablelands at the end of last year.
In a poignant Facebook post, her friend Tenielle revealed their combined list of New Year’s resolutions, which they will now never complete.
Sydney’s mother Dayna Isaac, 28, (pictured) was allegedly killed by her new boyfriend
‘My beautiful best friend.. how can I live this life without you!’ Tenielle wrote on Facebook.
“We promised that this year will be better than last year!”
“We have made it our goal to live our lives for ourselves and to be happy! We planned to go away for a weekend every few months and have pamper days and cocktails on the beach!
“You promised you would always be here and you made me swear I would never leave you!
‘Now you’re fucking gone!’
Tenielle said she didn’t know how she would cope with not talking to Dayna every day and never seeing her “beautiful smile” again or ever.
She said Dayna is her “best friend, shoulder to cry on, soul mate” and the “only person in the world” she can trust completely.
Tenielle added that Dayna was not only an amazing mom to her two young daughters, aged one and three, but also to her two stepsons and best friend’s children.
Tenielle (left) and Dayna (right) are pictured together in happier times
Tenielle shared a photo of a note Mrs. Isaac gave her for her birthday, which she taped to her fridge
TENIELLE AND DAYNA’S NEW YEAR PROPOSALS
- Better this year than last
- To live her life and be happy
- Get away for a weekend every few months and enjoy pamper days and cocktails on the beach
- Dayna also promised never to leave her best friend
With Dayna gone now, Tenielle promised that she would take care of her children and fight to make sure she got justice.
“Aunt Tee will always be there for the girls as I promised! No matter what!’ the post continued.
“I love you so damn much!
“Our world is broken… It will never be the same!’
Alongside the post, Tenielle shared pictures of her and Dayna playing with their kids, posing for selfies at home and enjoying drinks at a bar.
Another photo shows a note Dayna wrote to her, with Tenielle writing that she “will never get out of my fridge now.”
“To my bestie Tee,” the note begins.
“Happy birthday, my beautiful girl. Love you always, Dayna xxx’.
Ms. Isaac had a long-standing friendship with Sultana before their relationship turned romantic late last year.
Police were called to their Colless Street unit between 2.30pm and 3pm on Monday after neighbors allegedly heard an argument, but when they arrived they found the couple were no longer there.
A short time later, at around 3.45pm, officers found her burned out car in Castlereagh bushland about 7 miles from her home.
Dayna Isaac’s boyfriend Paul Sultana (pictured right) has been charged with murder
Police and forensic teams are seen at the Penrith block of flats on Tuesday morning
TIMETABLE WHEN DAYNA ISAAC’S BODY WAS FOUND
Monday 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Police were called to Dayna Isaac’s unit on Colless Street in Penrith, west Sydney
A neighbor had reported a disturbance in her apartment
No one answered the door as the police showed up and officers left
3.45 p.m.: Officers find Ms Isaac’s burned-out car 8 miles from her home, near Castlereagh
4:15 p.m.: Ms. Isaac is found dead in her unit by her boyfriend Paul Sultana’s mother
His mother drives to Penrith police station to sound the alarm
Tuesday 3:25 a.m.: Sultana is arrested and admitted police custody.
Tuesday afternoon: Sultana has been charged with murder and declined to appear on bail at Penrith Magistrates Court on Wednesday
While officers were responding to the car fire, Sultana’s mother found Ms. Isaac’s body in the home and then took a short walk to the police station to report the discovery.
Investigators will claim Ms Isaac, who was found partially undressed, was viciously attacked and died from head injuries.
Tributes to Ms. Isaac have begun on social media.
On Tuesday night, Ms Isaac’s ex-husband broke his silence as he paid heartfelt tribute to the mother of his two daughters.
“I love you forever and ever. I promise I’ll take care of our girls until we meet again my angel,” Mikkel Isaac wrote.
He also shared a series of photos of the couple in happier times, including kissing and dancing on their wedding anniversary in 2017.
Meanwhile, Ms Isaac’s friend Hayley Chandler has set up a GoFundMe to support the grieving family, who have already raised $4,000 in just hours.
“Our beautiful Dayna was taken far too soon,” she wrote in the fundraiser.
“Dayna was a friend to everyone. She leaves behind 2 beautiful children who will miss her dearly. As you can understand, this is a difficult time for her friends and family.
“We are asking for donations to give Dayna the farewell she truly deserves and to help her family with the costs of raising their children.”
Mikkel Isaac (left) paid tribute to his ex-wife Dayna (right) on Tuesday night, sharing several photos from their wedding anniversary in 2017
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