Police closing in on killer of mum and daughter

POLICE could be closing in on a suspect in the baffling murders of a mother and her young daughter.

The body of Alice Springs mum Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson was discovered in Belanglo State Forest in 2010.

This week investigators confirmed her two-year-old girl Khandalyce was the mystery ‘body in the suitcase’, which was found near Wynarka, in South Australia’s southeast in July.


The bones were about 1200km apart and Police confirmed both had suffered ‘violent deaths’.

It’s now reported, a male suspect is in investigators’ sights. He is believed to already be serving a NSW prison sentence for unrelated offences.

Police have received a huge number of calls since the victims’ identities were revealed on Wednesday.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.