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.


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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.

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