Man charged with murder of Alice Springs mother

Man charged with murder of Alice Springs mother

A man has been charged with the murder of an Alice Springs woman whose body was found in a NSW forest 5 years ago.

The body of young mother Karlie Pearce-Stevenson was found in Belanglo State Forest in 2010, but was only recently identified after it was revealed she was the mother of a girl Khandalyce, whose body was found in a suitcase in South Australia.

Police believe the 20-year-old was killed in late 2008 and have confirmed those involved in her murder used her identity up until 2011.

Authorities revealed earlier this week Karlie’s phone was kept and used to keep in contact with her family, while her bank accounts were used hundreds of times, with people presenting identity documents to prove they were Karlie.

A 41-year-old man was arrested at Cessnock Police Station on the NSW Central Coast yesterday and he has been charged with murder overnight.

He has been bail refused to appear at Maitland Local Court today.

Police say the investigation into the murder of Khandalyce will continue.

About author

Amy Whittaker
Amy Whittaker 1402 posts

<p>Amy joined the NRN team in August 2011, before graduating from a B of Arts (Communication-Journalism)/B of Sports Studies from Charles Sturt University in December 2011.</p>

View all posts by this author →

You might also like

National

Diplomats commit to Iraq as Labor MP calls for debate

The world’s top diplomats have pledged to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants, while a Labor MP has broken ranks.

National 0 Comments

Cardinal Pell apologises for church abuses

Australia’s most senior Catholic has used his annual Christmas message to apologise for abuse within religious institutions.

National 0 Comments

Julia Gillard delivers adoption apology

Julia Gillard has delivered a national apology to the families affected by forced adoption.

National

Buget Forecast Blowout

One of Australia’s most respected economic analysts has likened the federal budget to a “horror story” when it is handed down by the Abbott government, next week. Deloitte Access Economics