‘Lynette was my life’: family’s grief as Halloween brings back painful memories of killing

10/10/2018 Posted by admin

Overcome with grief … Brian Bradbury. Killed … Lynette Bradbury.
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Lynette Bradbury’s family appeal for information into her killing. Seated are, from left, her husband Brian Bradbury, her sister Suzanne Walker and her mother Dorothy Smith.

Lynette Bradbury’s family cry as they appeal for information into her death.

The husband of a Sydney grandmother killed last Halloween says his life has been a living hell since he discovered her body inside their family home.

Lynette Bradbury, 52, was found dead with her legs and hands bound, in her bedroom at Oatlands, in Sydney’s west, a year ago on Wednesday.

The grandmother of seven had suffered serious injuries and was found by her husband, Brian Bradbury, when he arrived home from work at 11.30pm.

Mr Bradbury sobbed uncontrollably as he held up a photo of his wife while the family made a public appeal to help catch her killer.

Lynette’s sister, Suzanne Walker, read a statement on his behalf saying a “brilliant light has been extinguished from our lives”.

“Lynette was my life,” Ms Walker read, flanked by Mrs Bradbury’s four children, her parents and her other sister, Cathy Harle. “She was the glue that kept our family together and without her I only exist. We didn’t have a social life. Our family was our life and somebody entered our home and took that away from us. Our lives will never be the same.”

It is understood that Mrs Bradbury, a ward clerk in the emergency department at Westmead Hospital, was at home when her husband left for work as a cleaner at the hospital at 4.30pm.

That night neighbours on Kerrie Road reported the street had been full of activity as “dozens of children” many of them in their late teens went trick or treating for Halloween.

It was also well-known that Mrs Bradbury had recently come into tens of thousands of dollars through a relative who had won a lottery.

Police said on Wednesday that the lottery win was still a possible motive for her murder and that detectives had not ruled out that she was killed by someone she knew.

Her family said she was an “outstanding person” with a cheeky smile, a great compassion and who had no enemies.

Mrs Walker said the family had been living “in limbo and in hell”.

“Lynette was a generous and loving person and she deserves justice,” she said.

Mrs Bradbury’s mother, Dorothy Smith, said no parent should have to bury their child. She urged anyone with information to come forward, saying she feared she may never learn what happened to her daughter.

Homicide squad commander Detective Superintendent Michael Willing denied the investigation had hit a “dead end” and said that all aspects of Lynette’s life were still being examined.

He hoped Halloween celebrations across Sydney would jolt someone’s memory who might come forward with information to help detectives.

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