– A witness has told police he saw a man lurking outside the home of a mother of three just minutes before she was brutally murdered in her own home.
The witness, who the Herald Sun has chosen not to name, said a hooded man had waited for Kylie Blackwood to return to her Pakenham home before entering the house.
The witness said he watched the man walk directly to the 42-year-old’s McCaffery Rise home about 15 minutes before she arrived. The next time he saw the man was about 20 minutes after Mrs Blackwood returned home.
The witness claimed he saw the man rushing down the street away from Mrs Blackwood’s home.
He said he had provided a detailed description of the man and helped create a sketch.
The Herald Sun has chosen not to publish a further description of the man at the request of police.
Homicide Squad Detective Inspector John Potter last week said it was possible the man was not involved in the murder.
But he could not be ruled out until he had been interviewed by detectives.
Mrs Blackwood was killed between noon and 3:40pm on August 1st. Her body was found by her twin 11-year-old daughters who ran to a neighbour’s house for help.
Police have said the man was seen about noon walking along Mccaffery Rise near the Blackwood family home.
He has been described as wearing a grey, striped hooded top, dark trousers, a black cap and sunglasses.
Police are continuing to search for CCTV footage from surrounding streets, in the hope the killer may have been caught on video.
Detective Inspector Potter last week refused to rule out that the sickening attack was the result of a burglary gone wrong, but could not say if anything had been stolen.
Sources said Mrs Blackwood’s devastated husband, real estate agent Peter Blackwood, has told police he believed nothing had been taken.
Police refused to comment on the claims yesterday and maintained the investigation was continuing “as previously indicated” – Jon Kaila & Wayne Flower

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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