Thursday September 12 2013

– Police are investigating if a mother murdered in her home was killed by someone “infatuated” with her.
Detective Inspector John Potter revealed the death of Kylie Blackwood, 42, in Pakenham, might have been by someone “known to Kylie, or somehow infatuated with her”.
But a burglary gone wrong could not be ruled out, he said.
Ms Blackwood, a mum of three, was found dead by her twin daughters when they returned home from school at 3:40pm on August 1st.
Detective Inspector Potter said response to the case had been “enormous” with more than 350 calls to Crime Stoppers.
“We’ve had quite a spike in calls to Crime Stoppers and those calls nominate potential suspects or persons who may be similar to the FACE image we released,” he said.
“We are working through all those carefully.
“At this point in time, we haven’t established a motive so we don’t know if it was a burglary gone wrong or whether the person either was somehow known to Kylie or somehow infatuated with her – we simply don’t know that. But we have to look at both options.”
He said police had interviewed several people of interest but at this stage had no suspects.
Detective Inspector Potter said he understood why the community was so affected.
“There’s a lot of interest and there’s lots of information coming in that we have to sift through,” he said.
“The worst part about it is that it’s a woman in her own home in a suburb that is in no particular way famous or notorious or anything like that.
“They see a particularly sad set of circumstances when two children come home from school and find their mum dead.”
He said husband Peter Blackwood, and their twin 11-year-old daughters and 13-year-old son were still traumatised.
A tradesman working in Mccaffery Rise, Pakenham, told police he saw a man in a striped hooded top looking into the Blackwood home shortly before noon.
It has been revealed the man returned 10 to 15 minutes later, when Ms Blackwood had come home from a shopping trip and left the garage door open. The tradesman had told police he saw the suspect “hurriedly” walking away about 20 minutes later.
– 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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