Khandalyce Kiara Pearce, 2, whose remains were found in a suitcase along the Karoona Highway in South Australia
Khandalyce Kiara Pearce, 2, whose remains were found in a suitcase along the Karoona Highway in South Australia

Mother and daughter will be laid to rest in Alice Springs

THE family of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and Khandalyce Pearce says the pair will be laid to rest in Alice Springs thanks to funds raised by the public and the help of local government.

A person who identified themselves as family of the pair had been seeking to raise $5,000 to have the pair's remains brought to Alice Springs.

Ms Pearce-Stevenson is believed to have been murdered and had her body left in Belanglo forest in NSW, while the remains of her two-year-old daughter Khandalyc were found dumped along a South Australian highway earlier this year.

"On the 21st of October 2015 our family was alerted to the devastating news that our beloved Karlie Jade Stevenson and her young daughter Khandalyce Pearce, both of whom had been missing since 2009, had been confirmed by DNA to be the bodies known only as the Belangalo Angel and the Little Wynarka suitcase Angel," a message on the OzCrowd website said.

The two sets of remains, found more than 1,000 kilometres apart, had been a mystery until a caller gave police a lead that enabled Khandalyce to be identified, with news of the connection made public on Wednesday.

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