A man is due to face court today charged with the murder of Melbourne mother Kylie Blackwood, who daughters found her body when they returned home from school three years ago.

Scott Alan Murdoch, 38, will face Melbourne magistrates court charged with murdering the 42-year-old mum of three.

Kylie was found on August 1, 2013 by her 11-year-old twin daughters in their home in Pakenham, as they came in from a day at school.  

It appeared to be a burglary gone wrong.

Attempts to withdraw money from Kylie’s account were made at a local bank on the same day she died, but footage from the ATM was lost before detectives could view it.

Mr Murdoch was charged with Ms Blackwood’s murder on yesterday, just 24 hours after police announced they were closing in on the killer.  Police had launched a new public appeal for information about the case and released CCTV footage of a white Nissan Tilda they believed was connected to the case as well as a digital image of the person of interest.

At the time of the fresh appeal on Thursday, the breakthrough in the case prompted Detective Inspector Mick Hughes to issue a determined warning to Kylie’s killer.

“We know we will get to you.”

Police have received more than 200 calls in relation to the murder since Kylie’s death.

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  • How horrific for the twins to have found their mother that way!
    I can’t believe these sickos. Those poor twins will be scarred for life.
    I’m glad they are getting closer though.


  • Sad story but a relief when people get caught. Not that it brings back loved ones


  • How awful and sad… a widow and 3 motherless children left ! Glad they got the killer, but what comfort brings that for a family stripped from their loved one ?


  • i am so glad they caught kylies killer. hopefully her family can get some closure now.


  • Those poor girls. To come home and have that shock of finding their Mum.
    Hopefully they will be able to relax some knowing the the person responsible has been caught.


  • Like it


  • Hopefully the family can now get some closure.


  • I’m so glad the police finally caught him


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