Human remains found in bushland during search for missing campers

Police searching for the bodies of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay have found human remains in bushland near Dargo.

The remains are yet to be formally identified, a process police say could take some time.
Mr Hill and Ms Clay vanished while camping in the remote Wonnangatta Valley in March 2020.

Victoria Police search for the remains of missing Wonnangatta campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay on Tuesday.Credit:Jason Edwards

Specialist police were called into scour an area of the Grant Historic Area in East Gippsland, about 15 kilometres north of the Dargo township.

Airline pilot Greg Lynn, 55, from Caroline Springs was charged with two counts of murder last Thursday.

The 55-year-old father of three faced the Sale Magistrates Court via video link the following day from a regional police station nearby.

Court documents released to the press show police allege Mr Lynn, an airline pilot from Caroline Springs, murdered Mr Hill, 74, and Ms Clay, 73, at Wonnangatta on March 20, 2020.

The murder charges followed three days of questioning by missing person squad detectives after specialist police were flown in via helicopter to arrest Mr Lynn at a remote Gippsland campsite about 5.30pm on Monday.

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