Crime scene on Brae St at The Range.
Crime scene on Brae St at The Range.

Woman killed in tragic alleged stabbing identified

THE identities of the victim and her alleged assailant in last night's horrific fatal wounding in Rockhampton's south have been identified as Karen and Nigel Gilliland.

Police claim Karen, 42, died at the scene after allegedly being stabbed multiple times.

It has also been confirmed that two young girls were present at the time of the alleged stabbing.

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Real estate data suggests the pair has been living apart since March, with Karen occupying the Brae St home where the tragic incident took place.

Karen Gilliland.
Karen Gilliland.

The data shows Karen and Nigel co-own a house together at a Rundle St address in Wandal.

A neighbour of the Rundle St address told The Morning Bulletin there had been disturbances at the house.

He said police came "once or twice" to the residence in response to "domestics".

Police attended the Rundle St address last night while the alleged attacker was still at large but were not there overnight or in the morning.

The neighbour said the house's lights were left on and windows were open overnight.

According to the witness, a car turned up at 10pm to grab what appeared to be clothes.



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