Author Ava Benny-Morrison Published by ABC Books ISBN 9780733335969 EAN 9780733335969 Bic Code Cover Paperback
In August 2010, dirt bike riders discovered human bones in the notorious Belanglo State Forest, where Ivan Milat had so cruelly tortured and slain seven young backpackers. The remains were those of a young woman, who the police dubbed ‘Angel’ after a t-shirt emblazoned with the word ‘Angelic’ that was found near the body. But ‘Angel’ lay unidentified for years. Who was she, how did she die, and at whose hand? Then, in July 2015, the bones of a child were found by a highway in South Australia. Identification was made quickly: clothing and a blanket found near the suitcase matched that in a photo of 2-year-old Khandalyce Pearce-Stevenson, who, along with her young mother, had not been seen for some years. Police were quick to identify Angel as Karlie Pearce-Stevenson, Khandalyce’s mother. In the grimmest of scenarios, mother and daughter were reunited at last.