Calera, AL – A 42-year-old wife and mother, who had an alter ego as an online exhibitionist, was found dead Jan. 13 outside her home.
Kathleen West, who had a paid-subscription website full of sexually-explicit photos of herself, was found partially nude and dead at 5 a.m. by a neighbor, the Birmingham News reported.
The witness said West was wearing only a sports bra, and her body was partially in the street and partially in the grass of the neighbor’s yard across the street.
West was bleeding from the head, according to the witness.
Police have called West’s death a homicide but have not released the cause of death, according to the Birmingham News.
West did not appear to be trying to hide her identity and promoted her subscription-only website under the Twitter handle
She had 601 followers on Twitter. Her website had 240 photos of her. Members of her website paid $15.99 a month to see the pictures labeled as her “having some naughty fun.”
“I love tiny bikinis,” she wrote. “I have a bit of a stocking fetish:). Love high heels, also spankings!”
She also had a private Instagram account with almost 52,000 followers and images that linked to her paid site.
West also advertised on a site for “mature hotties,” KABC-TV reported.
Police were investigating whether West’s online business and activities had anything to do with her murder, but had not released any information.
The Birmingham News reported that West’s family and friends were not saying much about her death.
Neighbors who spoke to the newspaper said that among other things, West had a fascination with Marilyn Monroe.
West’s mother, Nancy Martin, released a very religious public statement that seemed a bit at odds with her daughter’s professional persona, and requested donations for her family.
West leaves behind her husband had a 12-year-old daughter.