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Pitchfork murder mum may have been killed on Mother's Day

Forensic police gather outside the townhouse where the bloodied body of Linda Connors was found by her eldest son.
Forensic police gather outside the townhouse where the bloodied body of Linda Connors was found by her eldest son. John Grainger

A MAN who allegedly killed his mum with a pitchfork yesterday morning had just spent all of Mother's Day with her.

Linda Connors is understood to have suffered "extensive" head injuries and was found wrapped up in a blanket in her Sylvania bedroom by her other son Simon when he returned home from night shift at 6.45am yesterday.

It is understood Simon told emergency services there was "blood everywhere". His younger brother Nathan White, 28, was arrested 15km away while driving his dead mother's car on the Princess Hwy in St Peters.
 

Ms Connors bloodied body was found wrapped in a blanket by her eldest son who had returned from working a night shift.
Ms Connors bloodied body was found wrapped in a blanket by her eldest son who had returned from working a night shift. Kristi Miller

Police last night charged him with murder. He was refused bail and will face Newtown Local Court today.

Police will allege a pitchfork, found in the car, was the murder weapon.

A crossbow was also found in the vehicle, along with the family's pet schnauzer.

Miranda Police Superintendent Michael O'Toole couldn't confirm when Ms Connors was killed, but they were not ruling out that she was actually murdered on Mother's Day.

A police source said Mr White had spent Sunday with Ms Connors.

A neighbour said Mr White was seen talking to other neighbours at his letterbox about 8.30pm on Sunday. Both of the sons lived with their mother at the Florida St home.

The woman’s son found her body in the bed of her Sylvania home.
The woman’s son found her body in the bed of her Sylvania home. John Grainger

Supt O'Toole said the older brother was "very distraught" after discovering the body. "He was the one who came across the incident and called police to attend," he said.

Neighbour Kerrin Willis said she knew Ms Connors for seven years.

She described her as a "beautiful lady".

"It was Mother's Day, it's very sad that this has happened," she said. She said she regularly saw the two sons helping their mother with the groceries.

A man who went to Sylvania High School with Nathan White said he had a serious motorbike accident three years ago.

"He came off a motorbike and hit a pole," he said. "He had to have surgery to his face." He said Mr White "kept to himself" since the accident.

Sharon Mackay, who lives in the unit block behind where the alleged murder took place, said Mr White was "a good kid" who kept to himself.

She said she had seen him on Sunday evening.

Another neighbour said Nathan "always said hello to the kids".

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