– A young Melbourne mother was murdered before her killer tried to make the death look like suicide, police suspect.
A team of Homicide Squad detectives has been quietly working on the mystery death of Maddison Murphy- West in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs for the past eight weeks.
The Herald Sun can reveal detectives are not satisfied Ms Murphy-West, described as a beautiful, caring woman, took her own life. They believe the killer who attacked her manipulated the scene to give the appearance it was a suicide.
Ms Murphy-West’s body was found at 10am on October 23rd at her home in Aherns Road, Pakenham.
It became publicly known that police were looking into the case two days later.
Tributes have flowed for Ms Murphy-West on a Facebook site set up in her honour. One poster indicated she had not accepted the notion of her friend committing suicide.
Others spoke of Ms Murphy-West’s generosity.
Another said: “You changed all of our lives in all different ways but one thing that’s for sure, you were one of a kind and one absolutely beautiful woman and mother.”
The tragedy has left Ms Murphy-West’s 20-month-old son without a mother. Sources described her as a devoted mum who loved the boy and always put him first.
Family members are understood from the outset to have not accepted she would take her own life and damage her son’s future.
Investigators are believed to have independently found inconsistencies with suicide.
The house has been subject to a detailed crime scene examination as detectives look for more evidence.
Neighbours have been canvassed to find out whether they had seen or heard anything which could help investigators.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the investigation remained ongoing – Mark Buttler & Jon Kaila


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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