Shock and disbelief at tragic death of Rosewood mum

COMMUNITY GRIEF: Flowers left outside the John St home of murdered Rosewood woman Michelle Ivy Reynolds.
COMMUNITY GRIEF: Flowers left outside the John St home of murdered Rosewood woman Michelle Ivy Reynolds. David Nielsen

TRIBUTES have flowed for a mother of six who was murdered in her Rosewood home earlier this week.

Michelle Ivy Reynolds, 46, was found dead in her bedroom on Monday morning after police received a triple 000 call alerting them to the incident.

She had been stabbed multiple times in the chest.

A subsequent search of a thickly grassed area off Karrabin-Rosewood Rd - about 1km from the John St house - uncovered a knife which police believe was the murder weapon.

Her partner, Leichhardt man Wayne Ashley O'Sullivan, 47, has been charged with her murder which has shocked the close-knit Rosewood community.

Police remained tight-lipped around a possible motive for the murder but the Queensland Times understands it was a horrific case of domestic violence.

Murder victim Michelle Ivy Reynolds, 46, was found in her Rosewood home on April 4, 2016.
Murder victim Michelle Ivy Reynolds, 46, was found in her Rosewood home on April 4, 2016.

Friends and family have taken to social media to express their shock and disbelief at Ms Reynolds' (pictured) tragic death.

"My heart goes out to Michelle and her family especially her children. You will live on through your children and be their guardian angel looking out for them," said Paula Joanne.

"I am so sorry to hear this sad and tragic news. RIP Michelle. My thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful children," said Stacey Marie.

"I love you second mummy . . . I cannot believe it. Always the best are taken first. I do not understand why it happened and it is not right. I will always remember you forever and always," said Courtney Young.

Mr O'Sullivan did not appear on Tuesday in Ipswich Magistrates Court when his matter was briefly mentioned.

Lawyer Justin Thomas told the court Mr O'Sullivan did not need to be brought up from the watch house for the proceedings.

Mr Thomas said no application for bail could be made in the lower court given the charges Mr O'Sullivan was facing.

Magistrate Donna MacCallum adjourned the matter until May 4.

Mr O'Sullivan had family members and a group of supporters present who declined to comment outside court.

Forensic officers spent much of Tuesday at the Rosewood house finalising their investigation.

Floral tributes have started to build up outside the Rosewood house and a GoFundMe account has been established for Ms Reynolds' six children.

Details can be found at gofundme.com/ssxcf5k4.



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