Australia Man charged with murder of missing campers remanded in custody
Man arrested over missing Vic campers
A man is set to be interviewed by police after being arrested over the suspicious disappearance of missing Victorian campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay. The 55-year-old man from Caroline Springs was arrested about 5.30pm on Monday, Victoria Police said. He will be interviewed by detectives on Tuesday morning. No charges have been laid.Mr Hill, 74, and Ms Clay, 73, were last heard from on March 20, 2020, while camping in the Wonnangatta Valley.Mr Hill left his Drouin home on March 19 and picked up Ms Clay from her home in Pakenham in his white Toyota LandCruiser.
The man accused of murderinghas been remanded in custody until next year after his first court appearance.
Pilot Greg Lynn, 55, was charged yesterday with two counts of murder after being questioned by police at Sale police station in Eastsince he was arrested on Monday.
Mr Lynn appeared in Sale Magistrates' Court via video link this morning.
He will remain in custody until May 31, 2022.
Ms Clay, 73, and Mr Hill, 74, disappeared while camping in the Wonnangatta Valley on March 20 last year.
Jetstar pilot held over campers' disappearance 'had it all'
The Jetstar pilot arrested over the mysterious disappearance of two elderly campers had been living the Australian dream when police arrested him in the pristine Victorian wilderness. Gregory Lynn, 55, was apprehended by heavily armed police in a dramatic operation on Monday, which saw special operations officers swoop in on two helicopters to make the arrest at a remote campsite in Victoria and seize his vehicle.Daily Mail Australia can reveal Lynn has no previous criminal record and had been grounded at the time the campers went missing due to the Covid-19 pandemic shutting down flights across the planet.
Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill said yesterday police were yet to find the remains of the missing pair.
"Our efforts to locate the remains of Russell and Carol will continue," he said.
He said police had located a specific area of interest in the Greater Alpine region in the search for the remains, and that police were hopeful they would find them.
He said investigators had established the pair were deceased by mid-2020.
Police use digging machines in search for missing campers .
Forensic police will start searching a new area on Monday, several days after a crime scene was established in Victoria's Great Alpine region.The desperate hunt to the remains of missing campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill has been ramped up as the search enters its second week.