Victorian police have charged a 55-year-old man over the murders of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay, who disappeared from their campsite early last year.
Greg Lynn was charged today after being questioned by police at Sale police station in East Gippsland since he was arrested at 5.30pm on Monday, 9 News reports.
The Jetstar pilot was camping at a site near Moroka Road, Arbuckle Junction in the High Plains area when special operations officers flew in by helicopter to arrest him.
Police will allege his beige car is the blue Nissan Patrol police had been searching for, and later seized, as part of the investigation.
BREAKING: A man has been arrested over missing campers Russel Hill and Carol Clay. He is currently being interviewed by Victoria Police.@ACurrentAffair9 @9NewsAUS
— Alexis Daish (@LexiDaish) November 22, 2021
“The investigation into the matter remains ongoing and further information will be released when operationally appropriate to do so,” VIC police said in a statement after the arrest.
Hill and Clay disappeared on March 20, 2020 while out camping in Wonnangatta Valley, which sits in north-eastern Victoria.
The vehicle of the couple and their burnt-out campsite were found shortly after, but the couple have since remained unfound, with no answers as to how they disappeared.
Since then, detectives have been looking for any answers as to the whereabouts of the couple.
Police have arrested a man over the disappearance of Russell Hill & Carol Clay in the Vic High Country. Still a bit to play out here, but it is a significant step in this investigation. The pair’s family and friends have been waiting a long time for answers.
— Elise Kinsella (@EliseK53) November 22, 2021
“It’s really hard, it’s not getting any better not knowing. It’s just unknown, he just disappeared and you’re just stuck in the middle,” Debbie Hill, daughter of Russell, said last month.
“I really don’t believe he could be alive, he wouldn’t hide.
“You just hope someone will speak up if they know something to help the situation, we just hope that if someone is thinking twice about saying something but they know something to just mention it to CrimeStoppers,” she continued.
“We just want to know what happened and where he is.”
More to come.