The body of a girl found decomposed in a suitcase in Australia prompting suspicions it could be Madeleine McCann has now been identified.The discovery of the fair-haired girl’s remains resulted in British cops investigating Madeleine’s disappearance contacting local police. The skeletal remains were found by a motorist in a suitcase by the side of a remote highway near Wynarka in south Australia in July.
Australian police said the remains were those of a girl aged between two and four who died in 2007 and had fair hair. Maddie was three years old when she vanished from the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz in 2007, prompting speculation the remains could be hers.
However, it has now emerged the body has been identified as that of Khandalyce Pearce, a missing two-year-old girl. She is the daughter of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson whose skeletal remains were found in New South Wales in 2010.
Karlie’s body was found in a forest about 750 miles away from where her daughter’s remains were found this summer. Police are now urgently looking to identify the person responsible for both deaths.