Here's a question that is circling in my mind in a really annoying fashion, and I wondered what you guys thought:
-- If this was not a suicide, why didn't the person who killed Jenny simply put the knife in her hand, which would have looked way less odd, and thus would logically raise less suspicion? Why stick it in the window grill?
Because maybe they thought the dog would cut itself or lick the knife?
I am also not ruling out that it may have started out as being a robbery - or set up to look like a robbery - done by someone other than anyone who lived at the house - but, may have been known to someone at the house.
If that's the case possibly something went wrong - and that may have been because Jenny didn't go to her appointments she had that day, so she was home and wasn't supposed to be there.
Jenny may have been out walking the dog, or was gardening out the side - and the person entered the property and was surprised by Jenny.
If it was attempted robbery gone wrong & murder - I could understand the scene better - it seems like a panic setup - like someone thought - what if I place the knife here and the board here and rap this around her and .....
The scene and setting is badly constructed and badly thought out, and some of the comments made by others that day just don't fit - but they do (to me) if it had been a set-up that went wrong. And those comments cover variable situations - 'just in case type' comments - Knife missing from the block, Back door was unlocked.
To add to that thought - after Jenny getting the letter that her claim was disallowed the day before, she may not have had to keep the appointment she had for the following day. There was no discussion between her and her husband, so he may not have known any plans she had for the day - not that he seemed to care - he didn't talk to her the morning of the day she died.
Not getting the workcover payment through (and Jenny not previously working) points to a lack of funds coming to the household budget which may have been needed by this time.
One thing missing in the Inquest is the financials at the time prior to Jenny's death.
And as Isisrising pointed out - they would have had home insurance - which would include household content insurance.
Maybe Life Insurance wasn't the first port of call.
Page 6 of the Report
Constable Bower: He said that the appointment was written in Ms Cook’s diary. Const Bower looked at the diary and saw ‘various appointments’.
I'm not leaving out that it may have been set up.