Within a few hours of supposedly killing his mother-in-law and leaving his body next to his wife and three young daughters, Anthony Harvey left to mow two people's lawn and tend his gardens.
The managing director of Jim's Mowing business, Jim Penman, said the records showed that Harvey was assigned two landscaping jobs to complete last Tuesday.
Harvey, 24, has been accused of the murder of his wife Mara Harvey, 41, his mother Beverley Quinn, 74, and the three daughters of the couple, Charlotte, 3, and the twins Beatrix and Alice, of 2.
Police claim he killed his wife and daughters Monday night, shortly after Ms. Harvey arrived home after a night shift at the nearby Coles supermarket.
Pictured are Anthony Harvey and his wife Mara, 47, who was found dead along with the couple's three daughters and grandmother inside their home on Sunday.
Teacher Shirley Oswald (she left with Charlotte) said she will never forget the image of the girl who walked out the door that Monday from her mother's hand, only a few hours before police believe she was killed
Then he allegedly killed Ms. Quinn on Tuesday morning when she arrived to help the children be ready for preschool.
Penman, who said the entire lawn mowing business had been shaken by the deaths, said there was another harvest job reserved for Harvey on Friday, but he never did.
"It's a shock and it's very close to us," said Mr. Penman.
Just a few hours before he allegedly killed Ms. Quinn and her children, Harvey sent two appointments to clients at 6.21 p.m. and at 6.37 p.m. as if everything was normal, "Penman said.
"Those appointments get our attention, very courteous and polite, but they were sent just before and then, five hours later, they're dead," Penman said.
"He told us repeatedly that everything was fine, that he was doing well, he had a lot of work and he enjoyed what he was doing.
"I spent hours going over his franchisor's notes to find out what happened, but there was nothing.
Harvey seemed to continue with his business as usual in emails sent from his work account only hours before the alleged murders (in the photo)
"There must have been something we did not know." Harvey had a 4.6 star rating out of five, according to Mr. Penman.
But he said that other franchisees had commented since then that Harvey's mood could go "up and down".
At the preschool where Harvey's oldest daughter was a student, teacher Shirley Oswald said she would never forget the image of Charlotte leaving her hand that Monday out of her mother's hand.
That night, she was supposedly killed.
The woman was found dead along with her three daughters and the grandmother of the girls was remembered as a "loving mother" (in the photo are Mara and Anthony Harvey)
"It was just a huge sunbeam and so bubbly that you knew when it arrived," said Ms. Oswald.
"They were such a beautiful and dedicated family, not just the victims of a horrible tragedy.
& # 39; The twins signed up to attend next year and we were anxious about that.
"Charlotte was brilliant with a great vocabulary that even puzzled her teacher, she had a" beautiful relationship "with her sisters, whom she always called" little babies ".
Grandmother in the photograph Beverly Quinn (center) with Charlotte (left), 3, two twins two years old Alice and Beatrix
The girl also had a singing voice "very strong and glorious".
The sudden loss of such a large personality "left a devastating hole" in the class and the other children became confused.
"We are only a small group of 20 children per class, so the children ask where it is and it has been very difficult for the parents because they are not sure how to explain this to their children," said Ms. Oswald.
Mara was usually the one who picked her up, but Harvey was also there sometimes, the last time on August 29, only five days before the murders.