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    The call that gave police the breakthrough in two baffling murder investigations

    October 21, 2015 - 8:19PM

    Ava Benny-Morrison, Lisa Visentin and Nick Ralston

    DNA from those bones, which were sitting unidentified in a box in the Glebe Morgue, were cross-matched to the bones found at Wynarka.


    By Friday night last week, police had confirmed Angel was in fact Karlie Pearce-Stevenson, Khandalyce's mother


    It is understood the mother had received a text message or a phone call telling her Karlie was ok but didn't want any further communication with her.


    However investigators aren't certain whether it what Karlie or someone else that made the call or message.
    Detectives have numerous lines of inquiry but would not say if they had a suspect in the killings. All they would say was that both mother and daughter suffered violent deaths and that family members have been ruled out as suspects.The pair at different times had visited friends in Darwin, Alice Springs, Adelaide and Canberra and investigators wanted anyone who might have seen mother and daughter at motels or caravan parks between 2006 and 2008 to come forward.
    A joint agency operation involving homicide detectives in South Australia, NSW, the Northern Territory and ACT has now been established to investigate both deaths.
    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/the-call-t...#ixzz3pDX2dT35

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    Detectives link Wynarka girl’s bones in suitcase to ‘Angel’ bones in Belanglo

    BEN MCCLELLAN, JANET FIFE-YEOMANS AND STEVE MENZIES THE DAILY TELEGRAPH OCTOBER 22, 2015 12:00AM

    DETECTIVES have more than one suspect in the murders of single mum Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson and her *little daughter Khandalyce, whose bodies were found five years and 1200km apart.

    The family, including Khandalyce’s father and Karlie’s stepfather and stepbrother, were notified of their deaths on Wednesday morning and have been ruled out as suspects.

    A Facebook page “Help find Karlie’ was setup in the years after Ms Pearce-Stevenson went missing to help reunite her with her sick mother who is believed to have died in 2010. The page was taken down a month ago.

    Former netball coach Steve Darling, who coached Ms Pearce-Stevenson in the under-9 Braitling Primary School team in a northern suburb of Alice Springs, said the community had tried to help.

    “I was on the page for ‘Find help Karlie’ which was taken down a month ago. The photos used by police were taken by a friend in a shopping centre in Adelaide (November, 2008, before she was stopped by police at Coober Pedy). That was the last they saw of her. A friend met up with her in town. There are so many questions,” he said.
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1227576865065

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    Police urge public to help solve mother daughter murder mystery

    5:57am October 22, 2015

    Investigators are urging the public to be part of the next step in solving the mystery behind the brutal deaths of mother and daughter Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson and Khandalyce Kiara Pearce whose remains were found five years apart in NSW and South Australia.

    Police have this morning confirmed they are following a number of lines of inquiry but are still trying to piece together the pair's final movements and how their remains ended up hundreds of kilometres apart.

    Yesterday South Australia Police Detective Superintendent Des Bray revealed Khandalyce was born in 2006 in Alice Springs and along with her mother had been reported missing in 2009.
    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...yEKhbW3MJGg.99

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    Karlie Pearce-Stevenson may have been dumped at notorious forest to throw police off scent

    12:19pm October 22, 2015

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    The body of brutally murdered mum Karlie Pearce-Stevenson may have been dumped at Belanglo Forest to throw police off the scent of the killer.

    Police claim the mother could have been killed at another location before her body was taken to the notorious forest where serial killer Ivan Milat buried his victims, ABC reports.

    "The forest is infamous and it's a reasonable theory to suggest the person [murder suspect] could have disposed of the body in the forest to throw us off track," South Australia Police Detective Superintendent Des Bray said.

    "But it hasn't, and we're convinced that Karlie's death has nothing to do with the previous crimes associated with the forest."
    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...S8r86A4pVc8.99

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    SA Police News

    Update: Wynarka - Belanglo double murder investigation

    SA and NSW Police would like to thank the community for the overwhelming support that has been received and continues to be received to assist the investigation into the deaths of Karlie and Khandalyce Pearce-Stevenson.

    There has been 30 Crime Stoppers calls received in SA and dozen in other states.

    Detectives from both jurisdictions are currently working together in Sydney, formulating and implementing investigation strategies across the country.

    Since the identification of the victims, an enormous amount of information has been generated, which police are sifting through and evaluating.

    Detectives reiterate the investigation into the deaths of Karlie and Khandalyce is in its infancy.
    https://www.facebook.com/sapolicenew...45984532145556

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    Alice Springs in shock over deaths

    5:54pm October 22, 2015

    Alice Springs appears to have closed ranks after the revelation that bodies found in NSW and South Australia were that of former resident Karlie Jade Pearce and her daughter Khandalyce.

    On Thursday, friends of the family declined to comment to media, with one man saying the news had "hit too close to home".

    Sharon Wilson, believed to be a cousin of Ms Pearce-Stevenson, posted on Facebook: "We have chosen to take this time to grieve, not to answer speculation or hear say ... We know the truth about our on going search for Karlie and Khandles and that's all that matters."

    But another neighbour said she had "no sympathy for the family" for not trying harder to find Ms Pearce-Stevenson once she left town.

    "Sympathy for losing their child, yes, but how could they have let so much time go by without reporting her missing or trying to find out where she was?

    "No matter what my kids did I'd be trying to find out where they were, even if they didn't know I was doing it."
    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/201...UWb9k5oX0Jt.99

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    Murder victim Karlie Pearce-Stevenson was sociable and popular, say friends

    Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson, whose body was not identified until five years after her remains were discovered in the NSW Belanglo forest, has been described as a loving person with many friends.

    A woman known as Athena, who went to Alice Springs high school with Pearce-Stevenson has remembered a friendly and popular young woman.

    “She was very kind, loving, she had heaps of friends, she had more friends than enemies if anything,” Athena told ABC’s AM program.

    “She would never walk past without saying hello. She’d always say hello, we’d always have a little yarn here and there. She was a good girl.”
    http://www.theguardian.com/australia...ar-say-friends

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    Girl in suitcase: Detectives identify a main suspect in killings of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and daughter Khandalyce

    October 22, 2015 - 7:23PM

    Nick Ralston, Lisa Visentin and Ava Benny-Morrison

    Fairfax Media has learnt that investigators in both states have made rapid progress in the investigation and have identified a male suspect.

    It is understood the man is in custody in a NSW jail, serving a prison sentence for unrelated offences.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/girl-in-su...#ixzz3pHwlCUly

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    Wynarka murder: Male suspect identified

    OCTOBER 22, 201510:55PM

    A MAN serving time in a NSW jail is one of several suspects in the disappearance and murder of Alice Springs mother and daughter Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson and Khandalyce Pearce.

    A day after police revealed the identities of the pair — a two-year old found in a suitcase near Wynarka in South Australia in July and her 20-year-old mother found in Belanglo State Forest in 2010 — investigators are looking into the movements of the man who is understood to be awaiting sentence on unrelated charges.

    A police source confirmed to the Daily Telegraph the man was being looked into while officially police said they were keeping an open mind.
    http://www.news.com.au/national/sout...-1227579117725

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    Police hunt for Karlie’s car

    OCTOBER 22, 2015 10:55PM

    THE car that Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her daughter Khandalyce were travelling around Australia in has emerged as a major focus as detectives hunt their killer or killers.

    A major focus of the investigation is finding the Holden Commodore that Karlie and her daughter were last seen driving in when they were pulled over by police near Coober Pedy.

    Detectives cannot yet establish if the murders occurred at the same time or exactly how they died.
    “It is a rapidly moving investigation,’’ NSW Homicide Squad Detective Superintendent Michael Willing said.
    “We are working with the SA police to try establish the circumstances of both deaths.’’
    http://www.news.com.au/national/sout...-1227579117725
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    Girl in suitcase: Detectives identify a main suspect in killings of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and daughter Khandalyce

    October 23, 2015 - 8:09AM

    A man who knew Ms Stevenson-Pearce as a teenager said she was a nice girl who met a horrific end.
    The man, who did not want to be named, said he knew her and a close friend from parties when they were younger.
    "I know she had her kid and then her and Andrew (the child's father) had troubled times," he said.
    He said he didn't know she had been missing until police revealed the breakthrough on Wednesday.
    "That's why the story shocked me yesterday," he said.
    Ms Pearce-Stevenson's step-brother, Luke Povey, still lives in Alice Springs and works as a glazier.
    Her step-father is also to believed to live in the town, along with extended relatives.
    Her mother Colleen Povey died in 2012.
    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/girl-in-su...#ixzz3pN9vcVvH

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    Karlie Pearce-Stevenson: Police search homes and look for Commodore station wagon in mother-daughter murder investigation

    Details of Karlie's car revealed

    The car murdered mother Karlie Pearce-Stevenson was seen driving before her death has become a focal point of the police investigation into her and her daughter Khandalyce's murders.

    Police also revealed details of the car Karlie was driving, described as a red or maroon 1986 VL Holden Commodore station wagon.

    The car was originally registered in the Northern Territory and in the years since Karlie and Khandalyce went missing it was re-registered in NSW under another person's name.

    The person who re-registered the car has been interviewed by police and cleared as a suspect.

    Police are investigating who gave or sold the car to that person and it is forming a major line of inquiry for investigators.

    They said they did not know who currently owned the car or where it was.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-2...ughter/6879814

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    Police keeping cause of death of mum, daughter under wraps

    NSW Police said they were speaking to a number of people they believed to have actual knowledge of what happened to Karlie and Khandalyce.

    In an off-camera briefing, a police spokeswoman confirmed some of those people were convicted of violent crimes and were currently serving time in NSW prisons.

    Police would not reveal how many inmates they had identified as potential suspects and interviewed, nor have they revealed how the pair died, except to say it was violent and deliberate.

    A police spokeswoman said detectives were keeping the manner in which Karlie and Khandalyce died close to their chest because it was a fact only their killer would know.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-2...ughter/6879814

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    Girl in suitcase: Police hopeful of an early arrest in 'brutal murders' of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and daughter Khandalyce

    October 23, 2015 - 4:24PM

    Police are now almost certain single mother Karlie Pearce-Stevenson was murdered in or near Belanglo State Forest, south of Sydney, but are yet to determine the year of her death. They do not know whether her young daughter Khandalyce Pearce - whose body was discovered alongside the Karoonda Highway, in South Australia, in July - was also murdered in the same location.

    Police are exploring the possibility that more than one person was connected to the murders of Ms Pearce-Stevenson and Khandalyce, who was aged between two and four.

    Police are confident that those responsible for the murders are not from Ms Pearce-Stevenson's home town of Alice Springs. She is more likely to have met or befriended the killer or killers while travelling between 2006 and 2010, police say.

    More than one prisoner in NSW is considered to be a person of interest. It is understood that some of those prisoners are currently serving time for violent crimes committed in NSW.

    The homes searched in South Australia and the ACT are believed to belong to people associated with the unconfirmed sighting of Ms Pearce-Stevenson and Khandalyce at an ACT shopping centre in December 2008.
    None of the homes are associated with the prison suspects.
    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/girl-...#ixzz3pNHtNxuF

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    Wynarka/Belanglo Murder Investigation Update

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    The following is a joint statement from Detective Superintendent Des Bray, SA Police’s Major Crime Investigation Branch and head of Task Force Mallee and Detective Superintendent Mick Willing, NSW Police, SCC Homicide Squad Commander and head of Strike Force Malaya:

    https://www.facebook.com/sapolicenews/videos/946374202106589/

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