On January 7, 2006, pregnant mother-of-one Jody Galante was reported missing by her husband Mark. A week later Jody’s body was found in bushland at Bilpin, in the Blue Mountains. She had died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Police investigated the murder and made an arrest in March 2006. The case came to a conclusion in April 2008.
I covered this story for The Sydney Morning Herald from when it was a missing person’s inquiry and have written a book about the investigation. Visit the book website here.
January 10, 2006: Woman vanishes in market mystery
January 12, 2006: Silence meets missing mother plea
January 17, 2006: Missing mother Jody murdered
January 25, 2006: I’d never hurt her says husband
March 2, 2006: A wave then accused wife killer led to cells
April 11, 2008: My daughter’s killer: I held his hand
November 16, 2008: Honours for catchers of wife-killer
BOOK EXCERPT: Blood, tears and lies