PHOTO: The Death Cap mushroom chef has a multimillion property portfolio

Erin Patterson, aged 48, possesses a substantial property portfolio valued in the millions, stemming from an inheritance which included a stunning oceanfront estate left to her by her mother. One of her properties, a recently constructed residence in Leongatha, became infamous due to her preparation of a fatal beef wellington pie infused with poisonous Death Cap mushrooms. This disastrous meal claimed the lives of three guests, including her former in-laws, and caused Baptist Pastor Ian Wilkinson to be hospitalized, struggling for his survival.

Erin Patterson is a real estate expert who has bought and sold apartments and houses, owns two million dollar properties, and inherited a stunning waterfront place from her own mother

Erin Patterson is a real estate expert who has bought and sold apartments and houses, owns two million dollar properties, and inherited a stunning waterfront place from her own mother

The Leongatha house, worth approximately a million dollars, stands fully owned by Patterson. Additionally, she owns a villa worth a million dollars, located in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Mount Waverley, purchased using funds from her mother’s inheritance. Dr. Heather Scutter, a renowned children’s literature professor and Patterson’s mother, bequeathed a house situated on a South Pacific Ocean headland at Eden upon her passing in early 2019. Erin’s acquisition spree commenced with this inheritance, resulting in the purchase of three properties, one of which gained notoriety for the presence of her children’s controversial graffiti, labeled ‘Satanic’, on its walls. Among these properties is the land where the Leongatha house was constructed, the venue for the ill-fated Death Cap mushroom pie luncheon.

Despite publicly expressing her discomfort with the media’s portrayal of her as an ‘evil witch’, Patterson recently returned to the Leongatha property. In recent sightings, she was observed making purchases at a Leongatha bakery and a McDonald’s before returning to Melbourne. In an extensive statement, Patterson shared her concern about potentially losing custody of her children due to the mushroom-related fatalities, expressing her distress over the role these mushrooms might have played in the suffering of her loved ones.

Following the passing of her ex-husband Simon’s parents, Don and Gail Patterson, as well as Gail’s sister, Heather Wilkinson, Erin Patterson, named by the police as a person of interest, invoked her own mother’s demise in 2019. She described Gail Patterson as someone who had always treated her kindly and lamented the tragic turn of events.

Mushroom cook Erin Patterson’s children’s literature academic mother Dr Heather Scutter left in her 2019 will this oceanfront home to her children after dying aged around 73

It’s important to note that Daily Mail Australia does not assert Patterson’s responsibility for the poisoning incidents. Erin Patterson’s mother, Dr. Heather Scutter, passed away at the age of 72 in early 2019, leaving her daughters ownership of the Eden residence where she resided. Dr. Scutter held a position as a 19th-century adult literature lecturer at Monash University and was an esteemed critic and author in the field of children’s literature.

Erin Patterson’s upbringing occurred in the Melbourne suburb of Glen Waverley, alongside her sister Ceinwen, under the care of her parents, Heather and Eitan. Following her marriage to Simon Patterson, an engineer and basketball coach, the couple relocated to Western Australia, briefly operating a bookstore in a southwestern town. The Pattersons eventually returned to the eastern coast, residing in the remote Qunninup for four years before relocating once more.

In the wake of her mother’s demise, Erin Patterson facilitated the sale of the Eden house, celebrated for its uninterrupted waterfront views. This transaction enabled her to purchase the Korumburra property, now infamous for the ‘Satanic’ inscriptions on the walls, created by her children. Subsequently, she orchestrated a quick turnaround sale of the three-bedroom house, securing a profit of $85,000.

Several months after her mother’s passing, Patterson procured a villa in Mount Waverley for $931,000. This villa was in close proximity to the Scutter family home where she was raised. Simultaneously, she acquired the land for the Leongatha residence, valued at $260,000, and subsequently constructed the two-story dwelling where the tragic mushroom pie incident occurred.

In recent times, Patterson seems to have withdrawn from public view due to the widespread coverage of the fatalities. Expressing her distress, she disclosed to The Australian that she feels unjustly painted as an ‘evil witch’, which has made it exceedingly challenging for her to reside in Leongatha. The pervasive media attention has impacted her ability to invite friends over and even visit her sister’s house, compounding her sense of injustice.