Kelly Wilkinson Wiki – Kelly Wilkinson Biography
Kelly Wilkinson is a mother of three who was murdered following a domestic violence incident. On Tuesday evening, Queensland Police released a statement confirming Gold Coast detectives had charged a 34-year-old New Beith man with murder and breaching a domestic violence order.
A man has been charged with murder following the horrific death of Queensland mother-of-three Kelly Wilkinson.
Kelly Wilkinson Age
Kelly Wilkinson was 27 years old.
Kelly Wilkinson Mother
Also on Facebook was a tribute to Ms Wilkinson’s mother Karen who – according to the post – died “suddenly” just two months ago.
She died on February 28 aged 55 years.
She was the “loving mother” of Ms Wilkinson and her sisters Daniella, Emma and Natalie – she was also the “adored nanny” to her eight “beautiful grandchildren”, according to the social media post.
Cause of Death
Just before 7am on Tuesday morning, the burned body of a woman was found in a suburban backyard of a Gold Coast home. Her name was Kelly Wilkinson. Neighbours of the home in Spikes Court, Arundel, raised the alarm after hearing shouting at about 6:40am.
When police arrived, they found the woman’s deceased body in the “rear yard of a residence” in what they described as “a very confronting scene”. First responders also found three children, all under the age of nine, who police say may have witnessed their mother’s death. They are safe and have been taken into care.
On a lawn two blocks away, police found a 34-year-old man with serious burn injuries who was “semi-conscious”. He has been arrested. Police say the man and woman were known to each other and were possibly in a previous relationship. Detectives have launched a murder investigation and are seeking to determine if Kelly Wilkinson was fatally set alight in an act of domestic violence.
On Tuesday evening, Queensland Police said they had charged the 34-year-old New Beith man with murder and breaching a domestic violence order. His case will be heard on Wednesday morning at Southport Magistrates Court.
The loved ones of Kelly Wilkinson have set up a GoFundMe page to support her children and help with funeral costs.
“We appreciate any help no matter how big or small,” the fundraising page states.
In the meantime, police have said the 34-year-old man is undergoing medical treatment, under police guard, at the Gold Coast University Hospital. His injuries may have been an attempt at self-harm, police say.
Whilst detectives are not seeking any other people in relation to the woman’s death at this stage, they have ensured their forensic investigation will be “exhaustive”. Rubbish collections in the local suburb have been stopped, because potential evidence may have been dumped in a bin, they explained.
“We’re canvassing residents in that area to get a better determination of that residence and who lives there and what the movements were there this morning,” Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn said.
“Our intention is to lock down that area and conduct a good examination of that whole area to determine if there’s any evidence from this matter that has been removed from the area, from that scene, from their residence.”