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Central Tablelands man charged over alleged murder of two-year-old girl in 1987 

BREAKING NEWS: Man is charged with the murder of a two-year-old girl 30 years ago

A man has been charged over the alleged murder of a two-year-old girl 30 years ago. 

Homicide squad detectives arrested a 70-year-old man at rural property at Porters Retreat – about 42km south of Oberon, in NSW’s Central Tablelands – about 9am on Tuesday. 

At the same time, a woman was arrested at a home in  at Palmerston North City, in New Zealand, as detectives apply to have her extradited to Australia.    

The arrests come after Strike Force Betrand was launched in October 2019 after police received information relating to the alleged murder of a two-year-old girl near Oberon in 1987. 

Detectives were told the toddler was allegedly fatally assaulted by a woman known to her around July of that year at a rural property at Porters Retreat.

A man than allegedly helped the woman dispose of the child’s remains. 

More to come.