What Happened to Amy Wensley?

In 2014, Amy Wensley was found dead in her bedroom. She had suffered a gunshot wound to her head and was slumped against her bedroom door in Serpentine, just outside of Perth, Australia.

Despite the position of her body and the suspicions of law enforcement who were first on the grisly scene, investigators ruled her death a suicide.

Almost ten years later, a coroner found that she could not rule out foul play and declined to sign on the record that the 24-year-old mother’s death was a suicide.

Her belongings were found in a car, along with her two daughters, an apparent sign that she was just about to leave the abusive home she shared with her partner, David Simmons.

But despite this, the strange positioning of Amy’s body, and the suspicions of officers at the scene, detective rapidly decided that the death was a suicide and ‘lifted the forensic shutters around the room.’

Even more worrisome was the fact that after Amy’s body was removed, the entire room was deep cleaned.

The case was picked up by Liam Bartlett and Alison Sandy and is being covered in a new podcast called ‘The Truth About Amy,’ which will revisit her death. Even Amy’s family has believed ever since that the details and cause of her death was not as cut and dry as investigators had claimed.

As part of Liam and Sandy’s investigation, they enlisted the help of Scott Roder, owner of the forensic firm Evidence Room. His firm has extensive expertise and was consulted in the cases of Oscar Pistorius and Derek Chauvin. Mr. Roder was asked to bring a detailed recreation of the room in which Amy lived her final moments. A body double was even brought in to help to recreate the harrowing scene, which included a shotgun that would have required two hands to shoot and a police officer’s statement saying that ‘it would have been very rare and unconventional,’ for someone to shoot themselves with that weapon with one hand.

Listen in for yourself about Amy’s death and the ongoing investigation on ‘The Truth About Amy,’ which you can find linked here.

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