Although the couple had been staying with Kirsty’s parents before their son’s birth, the young family soon moved into a place of their own. And to begin with, their lives seemed to progress as normal. But after just two nights in their new home, everything changed.
It was early November, and Kirsty and Zack’s son was just five weeks old. At around 8:00 a.m., Zack still hadn’t left for his job at a high-street bank. Though Kirsty was concerned at the hour, Zack simply laughed in response. Eventually, he kissed Kirsty, said goodbye to the children and headed out of the door.
As Zack left, Kirsty’s daughter mimed hearts through the window at him. Sadly, it was the last touching scene that the family would enjoy for many weeks to come. Bizarrely, Zack sent Kirsty a text message two hours after leaving the house – telling her that he wouldn’t be coming home.