– ANNE DEVLIN YESTERDAY
children Gemma, then 16, Jordan 13, Cody, 10, and Brandon, nine. But her relationship with Trigg was marred with his violent outbursts.
Neighbours reported he would erupt and lash out while drunk.
Caroline was found dead in bed in 2006 by Jordan as he prepared to make her a Mother’s Day breakfast.
Trigg sat on the stairs of Caroline’s home drinking coffee and told the children he had found her lifeless.
A post mortem reported she had died from a brain haemorrhage.
Sitting in her home surrounded by family photos, Jean added: “When I heard that another of Trigg’s partners, Susan Nicholson, had died, I knew Caroline had been killed.
“I contacted her grieving parents, Peter and Elizabeth Skelton.
“They too refused to believe their daughter had not been murdered.”
Trigg had told police he accidently smothered Susan as they slept on a small sofa. Despite the Skeltons’ protests an inquest found that Susan had died accidently.
Both families were distraught that Trigg was not being investigated.
Justice for Caroline and Susan only came about when the Skeltons spent