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Sofia's body was discovered by her 14-year-old brother in a disabled toilet at Canning Vale's Livingston Marketplace Shopping Centre, in the city's south-east, about 4.20pm yesterday.
Police in Perth have been forced to deny that a man accused of murdering an eight-year-old schoolgirl is one of the killers of British boy James Bulger.
Mr Dawson said the overriding public interest was for the case against Arthurs to proceed unhindered, and he appealed to the media not to publish information which may prejudice a fair trial.
There was a public outcry in Britain in 2001 when the two killers of James Bulger, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, were released from prison and given new identities.
It was also suspected he was sexually molested In a way that would have caused "excruciating pain".
It would be virtually impossible for either Thompson or Venables to lead a normal life in Britain. Officials are refusing to verify reports that plans are being drawn up to give Thompson an assumed name in the hope of a new life in Australia.
It remains to be seen whether Australian authorities would, or should, be willing to help.
Clive Hunton, of the British High Commission press office in Canberra, said on Wednesday night: "There is no connection between the man arrested in Western Australia and the individuals involved in the James Bulger case."
Arthurs and Thompson both lived in England as children, share the same birthday, have pudgy-faced looks _ and both crimes took place in a busy suburban shopping centre.