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The family of a man accused of setting alight and killing his estranged lover set up a mysterious fundraiser for him just days before the alleged murder.
Kelly Wilkinson’s charred body was discovered early Tuesday morning in the backyard of her home in Arundel on the Gold Coast.
Police were called to the Spikes Court property at 6:40 a.m. after neighbors reported hearing screams and the sound of an explosion.
Her partner Brian Johnston, 35, was found two blocks away in a front yard in a ‘semi-conscious’ state.
He was charged with murder Tuesday night and the charges will be brought to Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday in his absence as he remains under police surveillance at the hospital.
Police will allege that Johnston set the 27-year-old mother on fire. His three young children, ages two to nine, were inside the home at the time of the alleged murder and are all safe.
On April 6, exactly two weeks before the alleged murder, Johnston’s sister Kelly Kruft created the GoFundMe page ‘Help Brian and His Children’.
‘I am Kelly Brian’s sister, this is all I know how to do to help my brother now that he is in Australia! You need our help! Please and thank you! God bless you, ” read the vague description of the fundraiser.
A separate GoFundMe was created by Ms Wilkinson’s sister Natalie on Tuesday afternoon, asking for help paying for her ‘beautiful angel’ funeral.
“Unfortunately Kelly passed away … we are trying to raise money to pay for the funeral, the children’s schooling and all other costs,” she wrote on the page.
GoFundMe has already received donations totaling more than $ 50,000 in less than a day.
Ms. Wilkinson’s sister asked friends and family to ‘help the children’ during the difficult period.
In a tragic double whammy, Kelly’s mother, Karen, passed away in February.
Several people responded to Wilkinson’s sister’s post, expressing their condolences and devastation at the news.
“Thinking of you and your family,” replied a friend.
“Oh baby … my heart goes out to all of you … If you need anything, we are just a phone call away,” said another.
“I’m so sorry Natalie,” said another.
Kelly Wilkinson Quick and Facts
- Kelly Wilkinson’s burnt body was found on Tuesday morning on the Gold Coast
- Police were called after neighbours reported hearing screams and an explosion
- Brian Johnston was found two blocks away on a lawn in a ‘semiconscious’ state
- He was charged with murder on Tuesday night and will appear in court tomorrow
- On April 6, Mr Johnston’s sister Kelly created the ‘Help Brian and his Children