The lost girls
—Benny-Morrison, Ava, author.
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The true story of the cruel murder of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and daughter Khandalyce and how the cops solved the crime. The tragically gripping true story of the murder of young Northern Territory mother Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her two-year-old daughter Khandalyce, by Daniel Holdom, a man with a dark past, and the police investigation into the crime. The story spans four states, and involves fraud and identity theft. Forensics were vital to cracking the case, while the accused's past is a book in itself. Karlie was found in the Belanglo State Forest, and was at first thought to be Ivan Milat's eighth victim. This terrible story is gripping in its complexity and has all the hallmarks of a classic Australian horror story - poverty, the outback, vulnerable victims, a vicious perpetrator, plus the added bizarreness of identity theft.

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Fraud -- Australia.
Identity theft -- Australia.
Murder -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Murder -- Australia -- South Australia.
Murder -- Investigation -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Murder -- Investigation -- Australia -- South Australia.
Pearce, Khandalyce.
Pearce-Stevenson, Karlie.
295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour portraits ; 24 cm.
"The heinous murder of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her daughter Khandalyce - and how the case was cracked"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson was born in 1988 in Alice Springs and attended Braitling Primary School and Alice Springs High School. She was a keen netballer. Her mother died in 2012. Pearce-Stevenson's step-father and step-brother still live in Alice Springs. Khandalyce Kiara Pearce was Pearce-Stevenson's daughter. She was born in 2006 in Alice Springs. The remains of the two victims were returned to Alice Springs and a funeral service and burial was held in December 2015 with the assistance of funds raised from the public and local government.
Part I: Discovery
Part II: Disappearance
Part III: Investigation
Part IV: Justice
Author's note
Link to PAC
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