The alleged murder of Gold Coast mother-of-three Kelly Wilkinson hits close to home for the family of Brisbane woman Allison Baden-Clay.

Her sister Vanessa Fowler today told 9News she heard of Ms Wilkinson’s death nine years to the day her sister was killed.

Kelly Wilkinson was allegedly murdered by her estranged partner.
Kelly Wilkinson was allegedly murdered by her estranged partner. (GoFundMe)

“I feel such despair when I hear that another life is lost and realise that we have just so much more to do,” Ms Fowler said.

“The system is broken, she did everything right, she engaged with the system and she reached out for support.”

Today Queensland Police deputy commissioner and police minister Mark Ryan came under fire over failures in the police system’s response to domestic violence.

Allison Baden-Clay.
Allison Baden-Clay.

Neither of them could pinpoint exactly where the system let down Kelly Wilkinson but both admitted change is needed.

An internal review is being conducted by Assistant Commissioner Brian Codd of the Domestic, Family Violence and Vulnerable Persons Command, which will run separately to a coronial investigation and the criminal investigation

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