Entries by Rebecca Dakin

Murdered mother victim of $90K fraud after her death

POLICE have revealed somebody, possibly a killer, assumed the identity of murdered mother Karlie Pearce-Stevenson for years after her gruesome death. It’s understood her identity, bank account and mobile phone were used for years after her death to mislead family and defraud social services. Almost $100,000 was spent or withdrawn from Ms Pearce-Stevenson’s bank account between […]

Men charged after two dramatic burglaries in Broadbeach

TWO men have been charged after a two dramatic burglaries in Broadbeach on Monday night. It’s alleged the pair broke into a unit on Old Burleigh Road around 7.00pm and were in the middle of stealing property when they were disturbed by the occupants of the home. One of the men jumped out of a […]

12-year-old boy missing on NSW Central Coast

UPDATE: The 12-year-old boy reported missing on the NSW Central Coast has been found safe and well. Luca Zonno failed to return home yesterday afternoon from walking his dog Purdy at Kariong. He was found early this morning, apparently with his dog near Old Sydney Town, a museum near Gosford. EARLIER: A search is underway […]

Boy, 10, found dead at Brisbane home

Detectives and forensic investigators are scouring a home on Brisbane’s southside for evidence after the death of a 10-year-old boy. Paramedics were called to the home on Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd at Mackenzie just before 5pm yesterday. When they found the boy they notified police. Authorities say it is too early to know if the death […]

Food safety headlines World Health Day

With thousands of Queenslanders suffering from food-borne illness caused by contaminated food, food safety is set to be the main focus of World Health Day today. In Australia there are at least 4.1 million cases of gastro each year and Health Protection Unit Executive Director Sophie Dwyer says with figures like this, it’s not surprising it’s the focus. “Food safety is […]