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Murdered toddler's ashes stolen

Faye Kennedy and photos of toddler Deidre who was sexually abused and strangled in 1973.
Faye Kennedy and photos of toddler Deidre who was sexually abused and strangled in 1973.

THE ashes of murdered toddler Deidre Kennedy were stolen from her family's Laidley home on Sunday.

Police held a press conference on Monday afternoon in a bid to recover the girl’s remains after they were taken during a break-and-enter.

Police believe the theft occurred between 1.30pm and 8.15pm.

It is believed the thief gained entry to the house via a rear sliding door.

Faye Kennedy’s 16-month-old daughter was murdered in Ipswich in 1973 after being taken from her cot.

Her body was found on top of a toilet block in Limestone Park.

She had been beaten, sexually assaulted, dressed in women’s underwear and had bite marks on her thigh.

Phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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