Balancing home-life and work-life can be a challenge that most mothers and wives can expect to encounter. If you give up your job to raise children and take care of your family, that puts additional pressure on your husband to bring home even more money.
Going from a two income household to a one income household can be a difficult transition, but there’s a way to supplement. Many stay-at-moms are now taking on part-time jobs to bring home extra cash. One Alabama mom was looking to do just that, but she got involved with the wrong people and was led down a very dark path…
Kathleen (Kat) Dawn West, 42, is an Alabama wife and mother, who lived with her husband Jeff West, and their 12-year-old daughter. According to their neighbors, the West family kept to themselves. They lived at their home, which they built in 2015, and Kat was often seen mowing her own lawn.
Jeff worked as an unsworn Birmingham Southern College Campus police officer, and Kat sold clothing on the side to make some extra cash. Kat’s full-time job was being a wife and mother, but, upon looking at her social media accounts, she seemed to live a different life…
On Facebook, Kat called herself a stay-at-home-mom, but she also had a subscription-only website. Kat posted many revealing selfies on her Facebook page alongside photos of her wedding to her longtime husband and images of her daughter playing in the snow.
Many commenters were quick to point out Kat’s attractiveness, often comparing her to Marilyn Monroe, who she was had a known fascination with. Kat was a Florida native with blonde hair, and her resemblance to Marilyn was striking. Even her hairstyle reminded people of the late Hollywood star…
“The Cougar Club”
On Facebook, West was part of a Facebook group called, “The Cougar Club,” which claims to celebrate and admire the beauty of older women, both single and married. In bold letters, the Cougar Club emphasizes, “THIS PAGE IS NOT A DATING SITE.”
The Cougar Club’s Mission
There were numerous photos of West posted on “The Cougar Club” page, whose mission “is to spread the word that a cougar is a beautiful, intelligent, classy older woman who men of all ages find attractive.” Kat, who most definitely attractive, posted even more revealing photos of herself on her Instagram page…
On Instagram, Kat had a private page with about 52,000 followers, with a description that included “exhibitionist.” The page linked to a paid site that featured adult content and “naughty fun.” Some of the images were even included on a site for “mature hotties.”
Kat posted risque photos of herself on the site and gave subscribers a chance to see sexier images for $15.99 a month. Similar, free content, was posted on Kat’s Twitter, where her presence began in March of 2016. She went by the Twitter handle KittyKatWest…
Kat casually posted photos of herself, mixed in with cute images of her two dogs. In addition, she used her Twitter to post items for sale, ranging from shoes to dresses. Her Twitter didn’t start off this risque, however, and Kat’s first few tweets only linked to a site where she sold clothing.
Whatever Kat’s intentions initially were, they took a sharp turn on August 11, 2017, when she tweeted, “Happy Frisky Friday- Let’s get this party started,” with a link to the pay-per-view site. The description included a link to a “wish list” page where viewers could buy lingerie for her…
January 13, 2018…
It seemed that Kat started off just trying to make some extra money, but, everything changed on January 13. That Saturday morning, a witness saw West wearing only a sports bra outside of her Calera home, and she was bleeding from the head.
The Gruesome Scene
It’s reported that a neighbor’s daughter saw Kat on the road and went back home to get her father. When he arrived at the scene, West was face down, with part of her body in the grass and the rest across the street from her neighbor’s yard…
A cell phone was found nearby and a green liquor bottle was on top of it, as if it had been placed there intentionally. The neighbors immediately called 911, and Kat’s husband was rushed to the scene.
Something Is Seriously Wrong…
His wife had been slain and this devastated him to the core and also shocked his normally tranquil neighborhood. Calera is a city with very few violent crimes, averaging only about one homicide a year, so something wasn’t adding up…
No One Heard Anything
In Calera, neighbors didn’t know what to think about Kat’s slaying. While no one seemed to hear any commotion Friday night or Saturday morning when Kat’s body was found, the murder is still being treated as a homicide.
Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley has not revealed the cause of death due to the ongoing investigation. No one is in custody, and neighbors are baffled as to what is going on in the case. Police investigators reportedly spent most of January 13, 2018, at the West home and they have worked around the clock since then. Since the slaying, court records also came out…
Following her death, Federal court reports came out that Kat and her husband filed for bankruptcy in 2007 while living in Cartersville, Georgia, but the case appeared to be handled and closed in months.
Not Saying Much
Friends and family have been tight-lipped about Kat since her death. They all knew what her social media presence was like, but many wondered how this could be linked to her death. Many suppose that someone may have developed an unhealthy obsession with Kat. But, how are people on social media/fans of Kat’s handling her death?
The Reaction On Social Media
“The Cougar Club” posted a photo of Kat on their Facebook along with the caption: “It’s with great sadness that we’re announcing that Kat passed away last weekend…Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.”
Concerned For Their Safety
One of Kat’s neighbors, Kevin Wachs, is now concerned for his safety and the safety of Calera. “We don’t know if there is still a killer in our midst. Do we have a neighbor that has something dark going on their mind?” He continued, “Me and everybody who lives in the area is waiting for answers.”