A leading criminal psychologist believes missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay “met with foul play” and the latest discovery of two shovels is “enough” evidence for police to make their biggest breakthrough yet.
Victoria's rugged high country is much loved by hunters, skiers, campers and bushwalkers. But when a spate of mysterious disappearances occur, the local town and media are spun into a frenzy trying to solve the missing persons cases. At the centre of their speculation is a reclusive bushman
Just got back from a weekend in the snow up the back of Craig's Hut and Mt Stirling. I didn't see anything untoward (apart from the **** in his Toorak Tractor who had a panic attack halfway along the track to Craig's Hut and blocked it) but my God, it must feel unbearably cold and remote up that way, especially during the bowels of winter when the tracks close and access stops. Would take a braver man than me to live higher up and further out all winter. Amazing that he would survive up there all season to be honest.
I'll be interested to know when this is solved (cause with the latest developments it feels like it's more likely to be a "when" than an "if" now) what the information was that prompted those new searches over the Easter period.
Whatever info they got was clearly reliable as out of that entire forest they managed to find the proverbial needles in the haystack. You don't just get that out of a general tip off. This wasn't "I often go to the pub after work and another regular, Bruce Simmons, got a bit sloshed one night and started bragging about if you p*ss him off he'll make you disappear like that old couple in the mountains." Whoever gave that tip-off had knowledge that 2 shovels presumably connected to the crime were located at that specific spot. To get that sort of hit the person would've either had to know that information themselves (i.e. they were involved) or know a person who has told them very specific details about the crime.
Warren Meyer was a keen bushwalker who always came prepared for a hike. When he vanished in the wild terrain of the Yarra Ranges, police were baffled. Ashlynne McGhee investigates whether his disappearance could be linked to the other unsolved mysteries of Victoria's high country.