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Kat West

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Kat West, 42, was found dead around 5:00 a.m. January 13th 2018. Kat West lived in Calera, Alabama with her husband Jeff and their daughter. She was found lying in the street across from her home. She was partially nude and her cell phone was found nearby with a green liquor bottle placed on top of it.

In addition to being a wife and mother Kat also had an adult subscription only website where she posted racy photos. Some would quickly speculate her website might have played a role in her murder. Kat’s body was discovered by a neighbor on her way to work at 5:30 in the morning; the neighbor went back home to get her father to help.

The night before Kat’s murder she and her husband had date night. Their 12 year-old daughter was not with them. Jeff and Kat were on camera purchasing absinthe at their local liquor store. The couple seemed in good spirits as Jeff gave a “love tap” to Kat as he walked by her in the store. Nothing seemed awkward about the situation at all. Later that evening Jeff posted a picture to his Instagram featuring the absinthe bottle, two glasses, sugar and a spoon.

LE became tight lipped regarding their investigation. The days and weeks following his wife’s murder Mr. West became a little obsessed with social media and what was being said. His online demeanor left people baffled wondering more about his involvement with his wife’s murder.

On February 8th, 2018 LE provided the public with an update on their investigation. Calera Police Chief Lemley said, “We are continuing to actively work this case and we are making progress”. Lemley reminded the public that is was important to the integrity of the investigation for them to keep their information close until it’s appropriate to release. He stressed that LE was focusing on finding Kat’s killer, he said, “We have an objective and we’re going to remain professional. How do I lay it all out there without hurting the case?”

Finally after more than a month-long investigation on February 22nd, 2018 Jeff West was arrested for the murder of his wife Kat West. Jeff was taken into custody with no incident from his home he had once shared with Kat. In court records released to the public on February 23rd, 2018 it was alleged that Jeff killed his wife with the absinthe bottle that was found next to her body. The warrant states Jeff West did, “with the intent to cause the death of another person…caused the death of Kathleen Dawn West.” Police said she died from blunt force trauma to the head. At this point it is unknown if the assault took place in the home or outside of the home.

Shortly after Mr. West was arrested his father was interviewed and claimed that LE was quick to turn their focus on his son. He claimed his son was innocent and he was asleep. His father also thinks Kat had fallen and hit her head. Although Mr. Wests’ father claims it was an accident his lawyer is going a different route. He apparently feel that her adult website has played a role in her murder and he plans on investigating further. To me this is a poor excuse to victim shame. Mr. West is currently in jail while his lawyer files a motion to reduce his bail amount.

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Author: Sleuth Syndicate