– A woman who was killed in a “vicious attack” in her Pakenham home was found by her 11-year-old twin daughters.
Kylie Blackwood, a mother of three who worked in a nearby women’s clothing store and is the wife of a local real estate agent, was found dead on Thursday afternoon on Melbourne’s south-east.
Detective Inspector John Potter from the homicide squad said the twins came home from school to find their 42-year-old mother dead at their Mccaffery Rise home about 3:40pm.
She was reportedly found bleeding heavily on the couch. “The daughters were extremely traumatised by what they’ve seen. They’ve come home from school…and they found their mother in the house, and gone to a neighbour for help,” Inspector Potter said.
Mrs Blackwood also had a 13-year-old son with her husband Peter Blackwood, the owner of Harcourts Pakenham. The police have cleared Mr Blackwood, and Inspector Potter said the victim was a part of a “normal, suburban family…who was subject to a vicious attack”.
Inspector Potter said there was no sign of forced entry, and that “the garage door was up” when the body was discovered.
He said no weapons were recovered from the scene, and would not comment on how Mrs Blackwood died.
Police are investigating whether the assault is linked to other crimes in the area.
“What we’re looking at is for [to potentially] link it to other crimes! such as burglaries, and hence our public appeal for help.”
Police are interested in speaking to anyone who may have noticed suspicious behaviour or anything unusual in Mccaffery Rise and surrounding streets around school hours on Thursday, and in the days before the victim’s body was found.
“This is a vicious act. A woman in her own home [has] been attacked, and we want to get to the bottom of it,” Inspector Potter said.
Neighbour Aileen Schmidt, speaking to 3AW, described Mrs Blackwood as a devoted mother and wife.
She said it was heartbreaking to see the family so distraught – Nino Bucci & Caroline Zielinski





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