Infatuation motive possible in Kylie murder
Police say while investigations are still ongoing in Kylie Blackwood's murder as a burglary gone wrong, they also believe she may have been killed by someone she knew.PT0M34S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2tkkx 620 349 September 11, 2013
Police are investigating whether a Pakenham mother who was killed in her home was murdered by someone who had an "infatuation" with her.
Kylie Blackwood, 42, was found dead by her twin daughters when they returned home from school on August 1.
Detective Inspector John Potter said several people of interest had been interviewed and that, while police were still investigating whether Mrs Blackwood was murdered when a burglary went wrong, she may have been killed by someone she knew.
Police say several suspects have been nominated by callers reagrding the murder of Pakenham woman Kylie Blackwood.
He said there had been more than 350 calls to Crime Stoppers about the murder, some which provided police with possible identifications of a man seen near the Blackwoods' home in McCaffrey Rise.
"We've had quite a spike in calls to Crime Stoppers since our last appeal, and those calls nominate several suspects," he said.
"At this point in time we haven't established a motive... So we don't know if it was a burglary gone wrong, or if the person was somehow known to Kylie, or was somehow infatuated with her."
Mourners outside the funeral service for Kylie Blackwood in August. Photo: Joe Armao
Mrs Blackwood is survived by her 11-year-old twin daughters, her 13-year-old son, and her husband Peter Blackwood.
Detective Inspector Potter said the interest in the case had been "enormous".
He said the family had not spoken to the media because of the impact of the killing, revealing Mr Blackwood was being called daily with interview requests, but he acknowledged the public interest in the murder in an otherwise normal suburban home involving a well-known local family.
"People are affected by something like this," Detective Inspector Potter said.
"They see a particularly sad set of circumstances when two children come home from school and find their mum dead. And I think we all do."