A 55-year-old airline pilot has been charged with two counts of murder over the disappearance of campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay, who vanished in Victoria’s high country in March last year.
Special operations group officers arrested Caroline Springs man Greg Lynn about 5.30pm on Monday in Gippsland’s remote Arbuckle Junction, about 170 kilometres east of Melbourne.
Mr Lynn will face Sale Magistrates Court on Friday.
Mr Hill, 74, and Ms Clay, 73, have not been seen since they headed off on a camping trip in Victoria’s high country.
The charges come after a lengthy investigation by missing person detectives, who have made several public appeals and scoured hectares of remote high country.
The last contact the pair had with the outside world was through Mr Hill’s high-frequency radio as they set up camp in the Wonnangatta Valley, a secluded pocket of the Victorian Alpine National Park without mobile phone reception.
It took days for their burnt-out campsite to be reported to police.
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