Trudy Dreyer's family did not suspect anything was wrong when they heard nothing from her, assuming she was happily on vacation with her partner
The family of a woman killed by her boyfriend in an alleged suicide thought she was on an & # 39; expensive trip & # 39; while it was in a pool of blood for a few days.
Trudy Dreyer, 49, was found dead alongside Tim Ogle, 48, on a site in Doyles Creek, near the Hunter Valley, on Thursday afternoon.
The couple's travel agency sounded the alarm after three days ago they had not boarded their flight to South Africa.
Mrs. Dreyer's family did not suspect anything was wrong when they heard nothing from her, assuming she was happily on vacation with her partner.
& # 39; We thought she was traveling, but she was dead in her house all the time & # 39 ;, a source told, who chose to remain anonymous, News.com.au.
& # 39; Knowing that is one of the most difficult parts. & # 39;
The source said her family & # 39; distraught & # 39; is by her sudden death.
The police found Mr. Ogle and Mrs. Dreyer – both working on Mount Arthur's coal mine – with gunshot wounds and lying in pools of blood in a home.
A discarded gun was found nearby.
Mrs. Dreyer's cousin, Dan Pollard, said the mother-of-two was a & # 39; true romantic & # 39; and had high hopes for her thriving romance, which had probably begun nine months
& # 39; We met Tim a few weeks ago, we didn't think much about him, & # 39; he said to the Saturday Telegraaf.
Trudy Dreyer (left) was found dead alongside her nine-month partner, Tim Ogle (right) on Thursday in an alleged suicide. Family of the mother of two said they thought the man had a & # 39; deadbeat & # 39; but struggled to think he could be a murderer
& # 39; We thought he was a manslaughter, we never thought he could be a murderer. & # 39;
Mrs. Dreyer's neighbor said the woman & # 39; sweet & # 39; was enthusiastic about her relationship.
& # 39; She was enthusiastic about the relationship, but recently I heard things were not going well, they had a lot of arguments, & # 39; he said.
Both Mr. Ogle and Mrs. Dreyer have children under the age of 18 from previous marriages, all of whom were staying with relatives at the time.
The house remained a crime scene on Friday, as investigators spent the day interviewing shocked family members, neighbors, and colleagues.
The creepy scene was discovered after the police were called to a home on Doyles Creek Road in the Hunter Valley on Thursday at 4 p.m. to care for the well-being of the couple
The death of Mr. Ogle and Mrs. Dreyer has turned the small rural community of Doyles Creek upside down
The police believe that Mr Ogle shot Mrs. Dreyer before pointing the gun at himself.
& # 39; The person who warned the police said they had not heard from the couple for a few days, & # 39; Cessnock inspector Michael Gorman told The Daily Telegraph.
& # 39; We make these kinds of phone calls quite regularly, but you don't expect to find this.
Police said the couple both had children from previous relationships, who were staying with their respective parents at the time.
Neighbors in the small rural community were startled by the tragedy.
But many residents knew very little about the couple who lived at the address.
It is believed that Mr Ogle had suddenly become possessive and paranoid about his relationship with Mrs Dreyer, the publication reported.
A neighbor, who did not want to be mentioned, told Daily Mail Australia on Friday that Mrs. Dreyer was a mother of two who had lived in the area for about five years.
He said that Mr Ogle had moved about six months ago.
The couple may have been dead in their home on Doles Creek Road (photo) for a few days after not boarding the plane for the South American vacation they had booked
Another neighbor described the pair as & # 39; a little odd & # 39 ;. He said Mrs. Dreyer loved herself very much.
& # 39; I haven't heard much, but I think she's been missing for a few weeks or so. & # 39;
Hunter Valley Police will continue its investigation and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.
For confidential support call Lifeline: 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au or Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636.
The police are investigating the suspected suicide of a couple from the NSW Hunter Valley
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