Human remains found in search for missing Victorian campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay

·News Reporter
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Human remains have been found as police continue their search for missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay.

Victoria Police said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon the remains were found in bushland near Dargo.

“The remains are yet to be formally identified and it is expected this process will take some time,” police said.“

As this matter is now before the courts, we will not be facilitating any interviews in relation to the investigation.”

Missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay. Source: AAP
Gregory Stuart Lynn, 55, has been charged with the murders of campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay. Source: AAP Image/Supplied by Victoria Police

A 55-year-old Caroline Springs man has been charged with two counts of murder. Mr Hill and Ms Clay were last heard from on March 20, 2020 while camping in the Victorian Alps. 

On March 19, Ms Clay was picked up from her Pakenham home by Mr Hill, she had previously told friends she was heading away and expected to return home on March 28 or 29.

Campers found Mr Hill's car destroyed by fire at their campsite near Dry River Creek Track on March 21.

Victoria Police and forensics search for remains of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay in bushland north of Dargo, Victoria.
Police search bushland north of Dargo on Tuesday. Source: AAP

Police began their search on Sunday in bushland north of Dargo, a remote town in the alpine region, less than 40 kilometres from where the couple were camping together when they went missing.

Investigators were told the couple were camping together at Wonnangatta River near the Wonnangatta camping ground.

Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill last week said the police investigation was "far from over".

"We are hopeful that we will locate the remains of Mr Hill and Ms Clay ... and provide closure to their families," he told reporters.

Victoria Police and forensics search for remains of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay in bushland north of Dargo.
Police say the investigation is far from over. Source: AAP

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