Two young women who allegedly stabbed then abducted a friend in the boot of a car presented contrasting lives of glamour and hardship online.
Latia ‘Tia’ Henderson, 18 and Kayley ‘Kayza’ Lee Ketley, 24, were stopped by NSW Police about 11.30am on Wednesday after a passing truck driver saw a woman’s hand waving out the boot of a white Holden Commodore driving down the busy highway.
That hand – and car – allegedly belonged to Nisha Phillips, who at 10.30pm the night earlier had allegedly been attacked by Henderson and Ketley.
Adding further mystery to the bizarre case, a warrant has been issued by Queensland police for the victim, Ms Phillips.
The 24-year-old had reportedly relocated to NSW in recent months – with the nature of the warrant offence unable to be legally revealed.
Both Henderson and Ketley were denied bail in Picton Local Court on Thursday on multiple charges leading to the alleged stabbing and abduction of Ms Phillips.
Police are said to be investigating whether the violent incident was drug-related.
Both accused are both facing charges of unlawful wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, driving a vehicle without owner consent and detaining to gain advantage causing bodily harm.
‘Hustle the pretty things ‘: Latia Henderson (pictured) posted dozens of glamorous photos of herself on Facebook and Instagram and loved attention
Kayley Lee Ketley reads the bible and is a Seven-day Adventist, according to her Facebook profile
Henderson posted dozens of glamorous, airbrushed, pouting photos of herself on Facebook and Instagram – sometimes not wearing much, other times with her younger sisters.
She evidently thrived on the validation and encouragement of friends and relatives and seemed heartbroken over the loss of a boy, Brayden Dillon, who was murdered at the age of 15 in a revenge killing.
She also lost a younger sister, Indy, who died aged three.
Her timelines were punctuated with sombre messages about loss and moving on from difficulties.
Henderson said in her Instagram bio: ‘Hustle the pretty things in life.’
Kayley Lee Ketley posted images of herself in sunglasses showing off her jewellery, tattoos, alcohol, and cash
Latia Henderson, 18, and Kaylet Ketley, 24, were arrested and denied bail after the incident in which Nisha Phillips, 24 was allegedly stabbed and abducted
Henderson also appeared to be a rev-head, posting several photos of cars and bikes.
With one photo of a black car she posted a strange message about wanting to ‘marry a Commodore’.
Ketley notes on her Facebook profile she is a Seventh-Day Adventist and lists the Bible as one of her interests.
She regularly posted images of herself in sunglasses showing off her jewellery, tattoos, alcohol, and cash.
Henderson seemed heartbroken over the loss of a boy, Brayden Dillon, who was murdered at 15
In many photos she posts quotes and comments about loyalty, respect and trust.
With one photo of herself with a friend she posted lyrics from Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
What brought them together to allegedly commit a violent crime against Philips – a friend to both on Facebook, is not yet clear.
Latia Henderson posted a photo of a black car with a strange message about wanting to ‘marry a Commodore’
Henderson and Ketley allegedly subjected Ms Phillips to more than 12 hours of terror after meeting her at her Claymore home in southwestern Sydney on Tuesday night.
The pair allegedly attacked Ms Phillips, stabbing her in her knee, thigh and forearm, before allegedly stuffing her into the boot of her own car, which they then allegedly stole.
They drove south over 80km and where apprehended on the Hume Highway by police, who are investigating whether they were heading to the infamous Belanglo State Forest – where Australia’s worst serial killer Ivan Milat buried his victims.
They were stopped by NSW Police about 11.30am on Wednesday after a passing truck driver saw a woman’s hand waving out the boot of a white Holden Commodore driving down the busy highway.
Nisha Phillips (pictured) was allegedly stuffed in the boot of her own Commodore after 12 hours of terror
That hand allegedly belonged to Ms Phillips, frantically waving through the smashed tail light of her car.
Ms Phillips managed to break the tail light from inside the boot and wave her bloodied hand through the hole as the car was driven along the Hume Highway in Berrima, police said.
She managed to attract the attention of a passing truck driver, who alerted police.
Officers stopped the car shortly before midday and allegedly found the woman suffering stab wounds to her knee, thigh and forearm as her two alleged kidnappers were arrested.
The pair was arrested and Ms Phillips taken to Liverpool Hospital.
Henderson and Ketley are both due to appear at Campbelltown Court on April 17.