On closer inspection, it seems Matilda West has been slain usin the same odd techniques as those employed on her husband. The Wests were settlers in Arefu for over 10 years, and no one in the settlement appears to hold a grudge against them. Indeed, Matilda was responsible for clearing out the village outhouse, a task now sadly fallen to Ken Ewers.
Blood Ties: Matilda is found dead when you search the Wests' house. You can examine her or her husband to find out the cause of their deaths. With a Medicine skill of 30 and above, you can reveal they were bitten on the neck, and that the bite goes all the way to the bone. Later on, it's revealed that Ian was the one who killed both his parents.