Carol Clay.Carol Clay and Russell Hill.

The damaged campsite belonging to Russell Hill and Carol Clay. Picture: ABC   

Victoria Police locate human remains in search for missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay

November 30th 2021 ABC


Police searching for the bodies of missing Victorian campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay have found human remains in bushland near Dargo, in the state's remote High Country.

Dozens of officers have been scouring a camping ground at the site of a former gold mining town called Grant in Victoria's east, looking for the bodies of the pair.

The campers went missing from their remote Wonnangatta Valley campsite in March, 2020.

Last week, Caroline Springs man and former Jetstar pilot Greg Lynn was charged with two counts of murder in relation to their disappearance.

Police also seized the 55-year-old's beige four-wheel-drive Nissan Patrol.

Mr Lynn has been remanded in custody until a court hearing scheduled for May next year, and is yet to enter a plea.

Police said the remains were yet to be identified.

The discovery comes after five unmarked police cars were seen travelling to the remote search site early on Tuesday morning.

Dense shrub and dangerous terrain have made the search difficult.

Police had postponed their investigation over the weekend, with wet weather hindering their efforts.

Clearer weather on Monday aided investigators, and police were seen carting an all-terrain buggy to the search site.

It is expected it will take some time for investigators to formally identify the remains.