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.

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