A woman who was allegedly murdered by her husband in their luxury hotel suite had posted gushing tributes to him on social media.
Vanessa and Jeff Godfrey were found by horrified staff at the swanky Pelican Waters Resort on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on Valentine’s Day.
Vanessa, 46, was discovered dead, drenched in her own blood on the bed, while estranged husband Jeff, 50, lay unconscious nearby.
On Tuesday, detectives revealed she had suffered multiple wounds to her arms, covering her in blood as she died.
Her husband suffered only minor injuries and regained consciousness by the time police arrived and put him under arrest.
Vanessa Godfrey, 46, (pictured right) was discovered dead, drenched in her own blood on the bed of the $250-a-night room, while husband Jeff, 50, (left) lay unconscious nearby
Ms Godfrey celebrated the couple’s 24th wedding anniversary in an online post to her husband in 2019
The couple had chronicled 25 years of happy marriage in loved-up photos on social media (pictured, the Godfreys on their wedding day in 1995)
The couple spend the Valentine’s Day weekend at the $250-a-night Pelican Waters Resort (pictured)
He has since been charged with his wife’s murder as police await the results of forensic examinations and an autopsy to reveal the exact cause of death.
Neighbours in the building said the couple had been partying hard for two days prior to the alleged killing in their $250-night room, and reported hearing loud music and the couple singing love songs to each other.
But when they failed to check out on Monday afternoon, staff went to check on them and found the gruesome scene.
The pair were grandparents, and Jeff owns Pack A Punch Pressure Cleaning Services where Vanessa is understood to have worked.
In a series of social media posts, wife Vanessa had charted the long history of the couple, with throwback pictures to their wedding in 1995 after a two year romance.
The young couple looked like 90s movie stars, with Vanessa dressed like a starlet in a stunning white dress and spectacular headpiece, with three bridesmaids in ultraviolet blue gowns by her side.
Jeff played the handsome groom in a tuxedo and bow tie, flanked by his well-dressed groomsmen, and several motorbikes.
Ms Godfrey celebrated the couple’s 24th wedding anniversary in an online post to her husband in 2019.
Neighbours in the upmarket building say the couple (pictured) had been partying hard for two days prior to the tragedy, with reports of loud music and the couple singing love songs to each other
Husband Jeff owned Pack A Punch cleaning services – changing his status on social media to single
Vanessa Godfrey celebrated the couple’s 24th wedding anniversary in an online post to her husband Jeff Godfrey (pictured together) in 2019
The Godfreys (pcitured) posed for countless pics together as they holidayed overseas including Bali and as they grew older together and had kids Connor and Olivia, now in their 20s.
‘To the absolute love of my life, when I met you at 17 years old, I couldn’t have imagined the life we would create and build together,’ she wrote on Facebook.
‘You are my best friend, my lover, my companion and my drinking buddy.
‘I am so grateful to be sharing my life with you. I love you more than these words and life itself my beautiful hubby.’
The tattooed pair posed for countless pics together as they holidayed overseas, including in Bali, and as they grew older together and had kids, now in their 20s.
Pictures reveal the inseparable couple standing together closely in almost every picture, cuddling, hugging and holding hands.
Pictures reveal the inseparable couple (pictured) standing together closely in almost every picture, cuddling, hugging and holding hands.
In August 2014, Vanessa Godfrey posted a picture of a bouquet of blood-red roses (pictured), with the caption: ‘Special delivery from my gorgeous husband today xxoo’
The pair (pictured) are believed to have worked together on Jeff’s pressure washer business, with many customers praising the couple’s work
They holidayed together in Bali (pictured) and posted pictures of themselves together online
Ms Godfrey joked in one post: ‘The Balinese women say I must have a great husband…Takes good care of me.’
In August 2014, she posted a picture of a bouquet of blood-red roses, with the caption: ‘Special delivery from my gorgeous husband today.’
‘Done pretty well I say. Got myself a good catch! Deserve 300 after 20+ years, or maybe he does!’
The pictures include the pair in fancy dress at a cruise ship-themed party on a boat, revealing their matching tattoos.
The pair are believed to have worked together on Jeff’s pressure washer business, with many customers praising the couple’s work.
Vanessa Godfrey (pictured) is believed to have at least one grandchild
Detective Inspector Dave Drinnen said it was a traumatic scene for staff to discover when they entered the room on Monday and were confronted by the grisly sight.
‘She was covered in blood and there were wounds to her arms,’ he said. ‘It was physically obvious that she was deceased.’
Jeff Godfrey, 50 (pictured) – who owns Pack A Punch cleaning services – allegedly killed his wife Vanessa, 46, at Pelican Waters Resort on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on Monday
He added: ‘It was very horrific for the staff.
‘We have a very unfortunate and very tragic incident in which there is a female deceased with blood, [and staff] not knowing what what’s happened.
‘It will be very traumatic for anyone attending.’
Detectives are conducting a forensic examination and an autopsy to establish the exact cause of death and any clues on the lead up to the alleged murder.
Police said they would be investigating the state of the relationship prior to the alleged murder and said they had been taking part in a ‘social event’ at the resort over the Valentine’s Day weekend.
‘We will look at both parties’ family dynamics, what the situation is, but it’s all part of the investigation that we are still working on and pulling together,’ said Detective Inspector Drinnen.
‘We have a woman who has lost her life, we have a male person who is now being charged in relation to a murder.
‘There’s going to be a lot of mourning. There needs to be support built around all family members in relation to this. It’s just another tragic loss of life.’
Godfrey was denied bail when his case was mentioned at Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Worried staff found the grandmother’s bloodied lifeless body on the bed inside the room (pictured, a room at Pelican Waters Resort)