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Russell Hill's daughter shares her outrage over Greg Lynn's sentence

<p>Russell Hill's daughter has expressed her anger over the jury's verdict of former pilot Greg Lynn, who was found not guilty for Hill's murder. </p> <p>Greg Lynn faced a lengthy trial over the deaths of campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay, but after a week of jury deliberations, was only <a href="https://oversixty.com.au/finance/legal/shocking-verdict-in-trial-of-murdered-campers" target="_blank" rel="noopener">found guilty</a> for the murder of Carol and was cleared of charges relating to Russell's death. </p> <p>Following the shock verdict, Hill's daughter Debbi, said she was “angry” at the jury and that she felt her father didn’t get the justice he deserved. </p> <p>“It’s new, we’ve only just found out, but the more I think about it, the more angry I get at the fact that it didn’t have to be this way,” Ms Hill told <em>60 Minutes</em> on Sunday. </p> <p>“My dad was not a violent person in any way. He wouldn’t have provoked anything.”</p> <p>Ms Hill went on to say that she thinks about what happened to her father every day. </p> <p>“I’m just really angry that he went camping that day, that time, that he is the person he is and he happened to be right there with my dad and Carol, and this is what happened,” she said. </p> <p>“I think it was just really bad luck for Dad and Carol that they were there at the time, but it wouldn’t have happened if he [Lynn] wasn’t such an awful person.”</p> <p>After the trial concluded, more information has come to light about Lynn's past after non-publication orders were lifted.</p> <p>His first wife Lisa Lynn, 34, was found dead in the front yard of her home in 1999, with a coroner’s report indicating a blood-alcohol level of 0.21 and high levels of anti-depression medication present in her system at the time of her death. </p> <p>No suicide note was ever found and Lynn was never charged over her death, however detectives are now looking to have the Victorian coroner conduct a full inquest into the 1999 death.</p> <p>Ms Hill said it was quite concerning to learn about Lynn’s history, saying, “I hope he doesn’t get away with this, but I’ve lost a bit of faith in the whole system.”</p> <p>“I’m not trusting of it now. We’ll have to wait and see. He’s just such a terrible person.”</p> <p><em>Image credits: Facebook / Victoria Police </em></p>

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Titanic star dies suddenly at 79

<p>British actor Bernard Hill has died suddenly at the age of 79 just days before a scheduled appearance at a fan convention. </p> <p>His agent announced his death in the early hours of Sunday morning, although no cause of death has been shared. </p> <p>Hill was most known for his role of Captain Edward Smith in the Oscar-winning 1997 film <em>Titanic</em> opposite Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, and earned global recognition playing Theoden, King of Rohan, in two of the three <em>The Lord Of The Rings</em> films.</p> <p>The actor was scheduled to appear at Liverpool’s Comic-Con over the weekend but cancelled at the last minute, as the convention shared on X. </p> <p>When news broke of the actor's passing the organisers of the event took to social media to lead the tributes. </p> <p>“We’re heartbroken to hear the news of Bernard Hill’s passing,” they wrote on X.</p> <p>“A great loss. Thinking of his family at this very sad time, and wishing them a lot of strength.”</p> <p>Hill's <em>Lord of the Rings</em> co-star Elijah Wood shared his condolences, adding a moving quote from the film they starred in together. </p> <p>"So long to our friend, our king, Bernard Hill. We will never forget you," he wrote. “For he was a gentle heart and a great king and kept his oaths; and he rose out of the shadows to a last fair morning.”</p> <p>In the hours after his death, four <em>Lord of the Rings</em> actors who play the iconic hobbits took to the stage of Liverpool Comic Con to pay their respects to Bernard.</p> <p>Sean Astin, known for his role in the trilogy of Samwise Gamgee, said on stage, "He was intrepid, he gruff, he was irascible."</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-size-adjust: inherit; font-kerning: inherit; font-variant-alternates: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-variant-position: inherit; font-feature-settings: inherit; font-optical-sizing: inherit; font-variation-settings: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Echoing Sean's words, Billy Boyd who played Pippin in the films, said, “We were watching the movies and I said to Dom, I don’t think anyone spoke Tolkien’s words as great as Bernard did.”</p> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-size-adjust: inherit; font-kerning: inherit; font-variant-alternates: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-variant-position: inherit; font-feature-settings: inherit; font-optical-sizing: inherit; font-variation-settings: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em>Image credits: Getty Images </em></p>

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Beverly Hills 90210 star dies at age 58

<p dir="ltr"><em>Beverly Hills 90210</em> star David Gail has passed away at the age of 58. </p> <p dir="ltr">The news was confirmed by his sister Katie Colmenares, with tributes quickly pouring in for the actor. </p> <p dir="ltr">Gail was best known for playing the fiancé of Shannen Doherty’s Brenda Walsh on the series, with his character becoming a fan favourite. </p> <p dir="ltr">Peter Ferriero, who hosts the Beverly Hills 90210 rewatch podcast, paid tribute to the actor with a series of clips from when Gail joined him for an episode of the podcast. </p> <p dir="ltr">“In memory of David Gail. Here are a few stories he shared when he joined the podcast,” Ferriero said on Saturday.</p> <p dir="ltr">“David was a kind human. Someone I wish I spoke to more.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“He was full of life and incredible stories. I am grateful I got to know. I am so saddened by your loss, and the world’s loss. He was a gift to us all.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Also paying tribute to the dead star was Gail’s sister Katie Colmenares who shared a heartfelt post on Instagram.</p> <p dir="ltr">“There’s barely been even a day in my life when you were not with me, by my side, always my wingman, always my best friend, ready to face anything and anyone with me,” she wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">“The bears will never be the same but I will hold you so tight every day in my heart you gorgeous loving amazing fierce human being.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Along with <em>Beverly Hills 90210</em>, the actor played Dr Joe Scanlon in the series <em>Port Charles</em> between 1999 and 2000.</p> <p dir="ltr">Other credits of Gail’s include 2008’s <em>Belly of the Beast</em>, <em>ER</em>, and <em>Robin’s Hoods</em>.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 2.045455; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 14pt;"><em>Image credits: Fox</em><span id="docs-internal-guid-6619d0e4-7fff-0b9c-af67-b83fd08a3506"></span></p>

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Today shakes things up for the weekend

<p>The Nine Network has revealed that Jayne Azzopardi and Clint Stanaway will be joining the dedicated team of<em> Weekend Today</em>, alongside news presenter Sophie Walsh.</p> <p>And in celebration of their new gig, the two spoke to <em>9Entertainment</em>, with Stanaway sharing the team’s excitement and desire to bring a fresh experience to the show, keeping viewers entertained and informed along the way. </p> <p>"We're good listeners,” he explained, “and I'm really excited to sort of showcase people's stories. There's no doubt, I think both of us, and including Sophie, we want to bring a relaxed sort of vibe to the show and have some fun, but as well as keeping people entertained, we know we have a responsibility to keep people informed as well."</p> <p>And as Azzopardi added, “during the week, everybody's so rushed, trying to get the kids off to school and get out the door to work. On the weekend everything happens at a little bit of a slower pace.</p> <p>"So you can have us on the TV while you're eating breakfast and having your coffee and there'll be interesting conversations, and also maybe helping you make sense of things that have happened during the week that you've heard about, but you haven't really had a chance to read a lot about it because it's too busy."</p> <p>Azzopardi went on to note that working with Clint has “just been so easy”, and that they know they have each other’s support, as well as being able to “trust each other to be able to do our jobs properly, and all actually really, really like each other.” </p> <p>"I'm a sports veteran, Jayne's all about politics, and I love Sophie's cheek and humour,” Stanaway noted of their team dynamic. </p> <p>"And we're all from different parts of the country. I'm unashamedly a Melbourne guy, Jayne's from the Sydney shire, and Sophie's a Queenslander at heart, and I love that about us. And I think that's really showcased on our show.”</p> <p>He added that they had also known each other for “a long time as colleagues”. </p> <p>The difference in their career history - Stanaway reporting on sports, Jayne covering finance and politics - is likely to be the backbone of their success for the breakfast TV programme, with its variety in coverage across the realms of news and current affairs, weather, politics, lifestyle, and entertainment. And as Stanaway put it, “Jayne's the sensible one. She started out in finance. Right there is the contrast between us.”</p> <p>But they won’t be the only ones contributing to their broadcasts, with Azzopardi making sure to recognise everyone behind the scenes too, noting that “we've got fantastic producers and they work so hard and keep us on our toes. They pull us up if we're talking for a bit too long and keep things running to time."</p> <p>Stanaway then took the opportunity to point out, “because when we get started we can be hard to shut up!"</p> <p><em>Images: Today / Nine </em></p>

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Hill Street Blues star passes away

<p>Hill Street Blues star Barbara Bosson has passed away aged 83.</p> <p>Bosson, who played Fay Furillo in the American police drama, was a popular TV star in the ‘80s, earning five consecutive Emmy nominations for her role. She was also the ex-wife of TV giant Steven Bohcho, who created <em>Hill</em></p> <p><em> Street Blues </em>and several other hit shows at the time.</p> <p>The news of Bosson’s death was shared by her son, Jesse Bohcho, who shared an image of he and his mother when he was a child.</p> <p>"More spirit and zest than you could shake a stick at. When she loved you, you felt it without a doubt. If she didn't, you may well have also known that too. Forever in our hearts. I love you Mama. Barbara "Babs" Bosson Bochco 1939-2023," he captioned the image.</p> <p>Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey shared her support, commenting a red heart under Bochco’s Instagram.</p> <p>Bosson was also known for her roles in shows including<em> Murder One</em>, <em>Hooperman</em> and films including <em>Cop Rock</em> and <em>Calendar Girl Murders</em>.</p> <p>Hill Street Blues proved Bosson's main claim to fame, with her leaving the show in 1985 during its sixth season after being fired from the project over creative disagreements.</p> <p>Bosson and Steven Bohcho went on to work together on other projects, including the <em>Rockford Files</em> spin-off <em>Richie Brockelman</em>, <em>Private Eye</em>, <em>Hooperman</em> and the musical <em>Cop Rock</em>.</p> <p>The pair divorced in 1997 but continued to co-parent their son Jesse, who was born in 1975. Steven died in 2018 at the age of 73.</p> <p>Further details of Bosson’s death are yet to be revealed.</p> <p><em>Image credit: Instagram</em></p>

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Police finally reveal motive behind murder of campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay

<p>Police have alleged that the two secret lover campers, Russel Hill and Carol Clay, were "childhood sweethearts" who had started their affair 15 years ago.</p> <p>In a summary of the case against Gregory Lynn, who allegedly killed the pair, police believe that Mr Hill and Ms Clay had rekindled their romance 15 years prior, and would go on regular camping trips to "spend time together".</p> <p>The pair allegedly drifted apart and had children with other partners, according to the documents provided to the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.</p> <p>Mr Hill was married to another woman for 51 years, and according to the police facts provided to the court, his wife believed that he had gone camping alone.</p> <p>“Those close to them believe that they kept their relationship a secret to spare Hill’s family from distress,” the police statement read.</p> <p>The pair had gone camping in Wonnangatta Valley on March 19 2020, and they vanished sometime after 6 pm the next day.</p> <p>Police alleged that Mr Lynn killed the pair after an altercation over a drone, with Mr Hill fatally stabbed and Ms Clay shot in the head.</p> <p>Police also believed that he returned to the area in May and November 2020 to try and "destroy" evidence by setting the pair's remains on fire.</p> <p>Their bodies were buried around 40km from the campsite in Dargo on November 2021.</p> <p>Mr Lynn was in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this week for a committal hearing to decide whether there is enough evidence for him to stand trial in the Supreme Court.</p> <p><em>Images: Victoria Police</em></p>

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Beverly Hills, 90210 star Joe E. Tata dead at 86

<p dir="ltr"><em>Beverly Hills, 90210</em> star Joe E. Tata has passed away at the age of 86 following a battle with Alzheimer’s. </p> <p dir="ltr">His devastating death was announced by Tata’s co-star Ian Ziering on Instagram, who paid tribute to the man who played Peach Pit owner Nat Bussichio on the show for 10 years.</p> <p dir="ltr">Ziering started off his post acknowledging the deaths of other colleagues, Jessica Klein one of 90210’s most prolific writers and producers, Denise Douse who played Mrs. Teasley, before sharing the heartbreaking announcement. </p> <p dir="ltr">“I’m very sad to say Joe E Tata has passed away. Joey was truly an OG, I remember seeing him on the Rockford files with James Garner years before we worked together on 90210,” his post began.</p> <p dir="ltr">“He was often one of the background villains in the original Batman series. </p> <p dir="ltr">“One of the happiest people I’ve ever worked with, he was as generous with his wisdom as he was with his kindness. </p> <p dir="ltr">“Though the peach pit was a 90210 set, It often felt like the backdrop to the Joe E Tata show. </p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/ChsG7TirHFW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; 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height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ChsG7TirHFW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Ian Ziering (@ianziering)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">“The stories of days gone by that he would share, incredible experiences in the entertainment industry that he was a part of would keep us all captivated. </p> <p dir="ltr">“He may have been in the back of many scenes, but he was a leading force, especially to us guys, on how to appreciate the gift that 90210 was. </p> <p dir="ltr">“My smile dims today but basking in fond memories moves him from my eyes to my heart where he will always be.</p> <p dir="ltr">“My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends, and everyone else he was dear too. </p> <p dir="ltr">“Rest In peace Joey.” </p> <p dir="ltr">Tata’s health began to deteriorate in 2014 but it was only in 2018 when he was officially diagnosed with Alzehimer’s </p> <p dir="ltr">“Now 86 years old, his illness has progressed to its final stages," Tata’s daughter Kelly wrote on a crowdsourcing page for her father. </p> <p dir="ltr">"He spends his days scared and confused. The few times I've seen him, there is relief and joy in his eyes."</p> <p dir="ltr">"Nat was a loving father figure to the kids of West Beverly High. In real life, my Dad, Joey, is honest, kind, and a truly incredible father."</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: Instagram</em></p>

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Hugh Grant trolls outgoing PM Boris Johnson

<p dir="ltr">Actor Hugh Grant has engaged in some hilarious antics against outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson amid calls for the leader to quit.</p> <p dir="ltr">After several days defying calls for his resignation from Conservative MPs and mass resignations from his cabinet, Mr Johnson finally announced he would resign late on Thursday (Australian time).</p> <p dir="ltr">But, the announcement came with the sounds of <em>Yakety Sax</em> playing in the background - per a request from Grant.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-5fa9ef9d-7fff-14c1-c7fc-4f22cc7c8cf6">The<em> Love Actually</em> star requested activists standing outside Westminster to play the famed <em>Benny Hill Show</em> theme song, which activist and anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray honoured at full volume.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Morning <a href="https://twitter.com/snb19692?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@snb19692</a> Glad you have your speakers back. Do you by any chance have the Benny Hill music to hand?</p> <p>— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) <a href="https://twitter.com/HackedOffHugh/status/1544953409845043201?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 7, 2022</a></p></blockquote> <p dir="ltr">“Morning [Mr Bray],” Grant tweeted on Thursday afternoon.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Glad you have your speakers back. Do you by any chance have the <em>Benny Hill</em> music to hand?”</p> <p dir="ltr">Mr Bray was all too happy to play the tune, sharing footage of protestors dancing to the wacky tune on the College Green.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-02960a36-7fff-83c2-cb7d-de92ee69ab9d">“Just for [Hugh Grant] as requested here today at the media circus… College Green. The<em> Benny Hill </em>theme tune,” Mr Bray tweeted.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Just for <a href="https://twitter.com/HackedOffHugh?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HackedOffHugh</a> as requested here today at the media circus… College Green. The Benny Hill theme tune. <a href="https://t.co/Tazb57gT8e">pic.twitter.com/Tazb57gT8e</a></p> <p>— Steve Bray Activist Against Brexit +Corrupt Tories (@snb19692) <a href="https://twitter.com/snb19692/status/1544998211630383104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 7, 2022</a></p></blockquote> <p dir="ltr">The music could even be heard in the background of news broadcasts which aired interviews with MPs, including supporters of Mr Johnson, also held in Parliament Square.</p> <p dir="ltr">Footage of the interviews quickly spread on social media, with many praising Grant and the activists.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Brilliant! Whoever is responsible for the choice of music &amp; the impeccable timing should be given an MBE!!!” one person commented.</p> <p dir="ltr">“You absolute beauties. He’s only gone and done it!” a second fan wrote.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-b3645abc-7fff-ab41-bca7-43924f381034"></span></p> <p dir="ltr">“Don’t know about you, but I’m pretty damn excited with Boris Johnson’s replacement as the new PM,” another said, sharing a photo of Grant in his role as the British PM in <em>Love Actually</em>.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Hugh Grant tweeted a request at activists protesting outside Westminster to play the Benny Hill theme on their loudspeakers; when they did it became the soundtrack for street interviews with leading Tories trying explain the situation to the British people <a href="https://t.co/V1LxUoxRUE">pic.twitter.com/V1LxUoxRUE</a></p> <p>— Aaron Fritschner (@Fritschner) <a href="https://twitter.com/Fritschner/status/1545077380527673344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 7, 2022</a></p></blockquote> <p dir="ltr">“Your request was Grant’ed Hugh!” another joked. “Bravo Steve! Bravo!”</p> <p dir="ltr">Although Mr Johnson has announced his resignation, he wants to stay until his replacement is chosen.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Today I have appointed a cabinet to serve, as I will, until a new leader is in place,” he said in his speech outside Downing Street.</p> <p dir="ltr">“I know that there will be many people who are relieved and perhaps quite a few who will also be disappointed. And I want you to know how sad I am to be giving up the best job in the world. But them’s the breaks.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e0904715-7fff-c9a1-0c72-f82ec641e619"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: Getty Images</em></p>

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Children and teachers potentially exposed to asbestos for years

<p dir="ltr">Parents have been left fuming after finding out their children and teachers were exposed to the lethal material asbestos. </p> <p dir="ltr">Asbestos was detected in several classrooms at Castle Hill High School back in 2016 but the NSW Department of Education said the report came back negative.</p> <p dir="ltr">Students and teachers had already complained about weird dust particles falling from the roof to the point where they collected samples to get them tested. </p> <p dir="ltr">ClearSafe Environmental Solutions, an independent testing facility, tested the particle and found the dust contained chrysotile asbestos and amosite asbestos.</p> <p dir="ltr">Then in 2020, the school was shut down from May 16 to June 15 where remediation work was carried out.</p> <p dir="ltr">A NSW Department of Education spokesperson confirmed asbestos is no longer a threat to the school following the remediation.</p> <p dir="ltr">“All air monitoring undertaken at the time returned results below or equal to the minimum detection limit,” they said. </p> <p dir="ltr">“Testing was completed to ensure the areas were fully remediated and clearance certificates issued before the area was open to students and staff, in strict accordance with SafeWork NSW protocols.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Despite this, NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell confirmed that an investigation will look into the Department of Education's Professional and Ethical Standards unit and SafeWork NSW.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Facebook</em></p>

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Search for missing campers unearths tragic allegations

<p>New evidence suggests that the bodies believed to be that of missing campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill may have allegedly been burned before they were buried. </p> <p>According to reports from the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.heraldsun.com.au" target="_blank">Herald Sun</a>, the pair of bodies allegedly may have been set on fire within metres of where the remains were found in dense bushland in the remote area of East Gippsland in Victoria. </p> <p>On November 30th, human remains were uncovered in the <span>Grants Historical Area near the remote town of Dargo, 320km northeast of Melbourne.</span></p> <p><span>The discovery was made almost two years after Carol and Russell went missing. </span></p> <p><span>The remains have yet to be formally identified, with DNA testing results expected to take some time. </span></p> <p><span>Detectives from the missing persons squad combed through the scene </span>meticulously last week, using the same methods and relying on the same arson chemist who originally examined <span>Mr Hill and Ms Clay’s campsite when they disappeared in 2020.</span></p> <p><span>Police are currently waiting for the forensic </span>testing results of a Nissan Patrol vehicle that was recently seized during the investigation. </p> <p>Victoria Police are also searching for a trailer that was resold on Gumtree, which may assist the investigation. </p> <p>Russell Hill and Carol Clay were last heard from on March 20th 2020 when they embarked on their camping trip. </p> <p>Days later, campers found Russell's car that had been destroyed by fire near the campsite. </p> <p>A 55-year-old Caroline Springs man, Greg Lynn, has been charged with two counts of murder. </p> <p>Mr Lynn remains in police custody and is expected to face court on May 31th next year.</p> <p><em>Image credits: Victoria Police</em></p>

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BREAKING: Bodies found in search for missing Vic campers

<p dir="ltr">Police searching for the remains of missing Victorian campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay have found human remains in bushland near Dargo, in Victoria’s High Country.</p> <p dir="ltr">They are yet to be formally identified.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a rel="noopener" href="https://oversixty.com.au/news/news/man-arrested-over-missing-campers" target="_blank">Last week</a>, police had arrested a 55-year-old Caroline Springs man and were interviewing him in relation to the pair’s disappearance, although no formal charges had been laid. The man, revealed to be Jetstar pilot<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://oversixty.com.au/news/news/suspect-named-in-missing-campers-arrest" target="_blank">Greg Lynn</a>, was stood down following his arrest.</p> <p dir="ltr">The pair, who it has been revealed were having an<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/it-was-a-shock-affair-between-missing-campers-confirmed" target="_blank">affair</a>, were last seen at a remote Wonnangatta campsite on March 20<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://oversixty.com.au/finance/legal/police-make-major-breakthrough-in-search-for-missing-victorian-campers" target="_blank">last year</a>. Their campsite at Dry River Creek Track was discovered burnt out, and Hill’s abandoned Toyota Landcruiser was located nearby.<br />Ms Clay’s sister Jill revealed the relationship to<span> </span><em>60 Minutes,<span> </span></em>saying, “They had to keep it secret, and in some ways, I feel that that’s why they went to such a remote place.” Neither Mr Hill’s wife nor his daughters were aware of the relationship between him and Ms Clay, with his daughters telling the program, “It was a shock when the police mentioned something about, do we know a Carol? But that was the first we knew about it.</p> <p dir="ltr">“We didn’t know anything about him and Carol being together.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Authorities revealed that charred camping chairs, a burnt-out battery, and a bucket used for Hill’s gas canister were located inside the pair’s tent, which had also been burnt. They believe it’s unlikely that these items would have been put there by the missing pair. “It certainly builds that picture for us that potentially someone was trying to cover their tracks,” Victoria Police Detective Inspector Andrew Stampers told<span> </span><em>60 Minutes.</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Victoria Police</em></p>

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"Incredible shock": Outpouring after murder charges finally laid

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A man arrested over the disappearance of Victorian campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay has been charged with two counts of murder.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After three days of questioning, police confirmed they had charged 55-year-old pilot Gregory Lynn on Thursday.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Victorian Police Crime Command Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill said the investigation was ongoing, and that police would continue to search for Mr Hill and Ms Clay’s remains.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Police are hopeful that we will be able to locate the deceased and provide ultimate closure to the families,” he </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-25/greg-lynn-charged-with-murder-of-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/100647508" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">said on Thursday</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“My heartfelt thoughts are with both the Hill and Clay families.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Lynn </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/man-arrested-over-missing-campers" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">was arrested</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> at a campsite on Monday afternoon by special operations officers, before being questioned by detectives on Tuesday.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ms Clay’s sister, Jill Walker, said she welcomed the arrest, which occurred 55 kilometres from where Ms Clay and Mr Hill disappeared.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ms Clay and Mr Hill were last heard from in March last year, after the pair travelled to a campsite in Wonnangatta Valley.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We’ve been holding this together for 20 months now … 20 months is a long time,” she told </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/news/crime-melbourne/man-charged-with-two-counts-of-murder-over-missing-victorian-wonnangatta-camper-disappearance-c-4682123" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">7NEWS</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s been an incredible shock and because it’s been such a mystery, it’s been a bit unfathomable.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Police have also seized Mr Lynn’s Nissan Patrol for forensic testing, and are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a blue trailer that was attached.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Assistant commissioner Hill said it was believed that the trailer had been sold online via Gumtree.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jetstar Airways, Mr Lynn’s employer, confirmed that </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/suspect-named-in-missing-campers-arrest" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">he had been <em>suspended</em></span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> following his arrest. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He is due to face Sale Magistrates Court in Gippsland on Friday.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">UPDATE:</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After appearing in front of the court via video link, Mr Lynn has been remanded in custody.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Lynn said nothing during the hearing, which ran for just a few minutes, and he didn’t apply for bail.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He is due to return to court on May 31, 2022, with police requesting time to prepare their evidence against him.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The dates are probably elongated because it’s a fairly substantial investigation,” Mr Lynn’s lawyer, Chris McLennan, </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/news/melbourne/pilot-greg-lynn-charged-with-murder-of-missing-campers-fronts-sale-court-via-video-link-c-4708795" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">told</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> the court via video link.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Melanie Lynn, Mr Lynn’s wife, also appeared on the video link with her camera off.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The hearing comes as police begin searching Victoria’s Great Alpine region for the remains of the campers, after establishing a crime scene in the area on Thursday.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Assistant Commissioner Hill said the investigation was “far from over”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He appealed for information about the missing trailer formerly attached to the seized vehicle, and said it was sold on Gumtree between March and July 2020.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Images: Victorian Police, Facebook</span></em></p>

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Suspect named in missing campers arrest

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A man </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/man-arrested-over-missing-campers" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">arrested earlier this week</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> over the disappearance of Victorian campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill has been identified as Jetstar pilot Greg Lynn.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 55-year-old from Caroline Springs, in Melbourne’s west, was arrested on Monday afternoon by special operations officers at a campsite near Arbuckle Junction, 166 kilometres east of Melbourne.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">No charges have been laid against him as he continues to be questioned by police.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jetstar has confirmed that the pilot had been stood down following his arrest.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Jetstar has been advised by Victoria Police that one of its employees is under investigation for a serious crime and will work to assist in this due process in any way we can,” a spokesperson </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.9news.com.au/national/man-arrested-over-mysterious-disappearance-of-missing-victorian-campers-russell-hill-carol-clay/4f49420d-5d0d-41fc-8f8f-825086c6a3f7" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">said</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in a statement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“As a matter of course, the employee has been removed from duty as a result of their arrest.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Authorities have alleged that the dark blue Nissan Patrol they have been searching for - and have since seized - belongs to Mr Lynn.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7845854/car-lynn.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/57bd994d209c4e57a02c03c743a53008" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">A car has been seized in the investigation into Russell and Carol’s disappearance. Image: Nine</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Police allege Mr Lynn changed the colour of the seized vehicle to avoid being found by police, after they </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/huge-new-clue-in-search-for-missing-campers" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">released specific details</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> about the car’s colour, model, and time period it was made last week.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But, the trailer believed to be attached to the vehicle at the time of the disappearance is yet to be located.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Detectives from the Missing Persons Squad have arrested a man as part of the investigation into missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay,” police said in a statement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The investigation into the matter remains ongoing.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ms Clay’s sister Jill broke her silence following Mr Lynn’s arrest, saying she hoped his arrest would provide some answers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Emotionally, it’s brought up everything during that time - a lot of grief and pain. We haven’t known how, we haven’t known why, they just vanished,” she told </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nine News</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Now all of a sudden there’s a glimmer and we might get some answers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It would be such a relief to have those answers, to have a memorial for Carol and Russell.”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Facebook</span></em></p>

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Man arrested over missing campers

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A man has been arrested in relation to the disappearance of Victorian campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Victoria Police </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-23/man-arrested-victorian-missing-campers-russell-hill-carol-clay/100642224" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">said</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in a statement that detectives arrested a 55-year-old man from Caroline Springs on Monday afternoon and were interviewing him on Tuesday morning.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">No charges have been laid.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Detectives from the Missing Persons Squad have arrested a man as part of the investigation into missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay,” police said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The investigation into the matter remains ongoing and further information will be released when operationally appropriate to do so.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Hill, 74, and Ms Clay, 73, disappeared while camping in the Wonnangatta Valley in north-eastern Victoria last year. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The arrest comes a week after </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/huge-new-clue-in-search-for-missing-campers" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">police released new details</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> about the case and said they wished to speak to the driver of a vehicle spotted near Mr Hill and Ms Clay’s campsite.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper previously </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.9news.com.au/national/man-arrested-over-mysterious-disappearance-of-missing-victorian-campers-russell-hill-carol-clay/4f49420d-5d0d-41fc-8f8f-825086c6a3f7" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">said</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> a person may have been camping nearby to the pair, since they weren’t camping on the best spot on-site. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Police believe the couple may have had an altercation with said person at the campsite.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Their campsite was found burnt-out on March 21, and Mr Hill’s vehicle had also been damaged by fire.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A DJI Mavic drone purchased by Mr Hill before the trip is also yet to be recovered.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Detectives have also made repeated appeals to the public for information relating to the pair’s disappearance.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Last month, hundreds of people provided authorities with information or assistance in the investigation, police said.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Images: Victoria Police</span></em></p>

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Wheelchair-bound bride's amazing feat on her big day

<p>A Los Angeles bride has given her husband-to-be an emotional surprise when they met at the aisle. </p> <p>Chelsie Hill, who uses a wheelchair, walked proudly down the aisle with her father and a decorated walking frame to be eye-to-eye with her groom Jay Bloomfield. </p> <p>"As soon as I saw Jay, his jaw dropped", the 29-year-old bride told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.insider.com/bride-wheelchair-surprised-groom-by-walking-down-the-aisle-2021-11" target="_blank">Insider</a> of the emotional moment. </p> <p>Chelsie was paralysed from the waist down in a car accident in 2010, but nothing could stop her from standing next to her groom on their big day. </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CVl4CX2FGHV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CVl4CX2FGHV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by intimate wedding photographer (@ashabailey_)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The moment was captured by their wedding photographer and shared to Instagram, with the caption reading, "There wasn't a dry eye in the crowd."</p> <p>In order to help Chelsie's dream become a reality, she wore leg braces under her gown and had the support of her father, who Chelsie said is her biggest supporter. </p> <p><span>"My dad and I have talked about this moment forever," Chelsie gushed on Instagram. </span></p> <p><span>"He’s always had his tough guy face on trying to keep it together but he’s always been my big teddy bear."</span></p> <p><span>"Walking with my dad down the aisle was so special, every step, every breath, I didn’t take it for granted whatsoever. I’ll never forget this moment with my daddy."</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CV0ieZMjw2b/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CV0ieZMjw2b/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Chelsie Hill (@chelsiehill)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>The videos from the wedding have racked up thousands of views, with commenters saying how moved they were by Chelsie's </span>strength. </p> <p>Later in the evening, Chelsie was also standing for her first dance with Jay, in their first moments of being husband and wife. </p> <p><em>Image credits: Instagram @ashabailey_ @chelsiehill</em></p>

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Huge new clue in search for missing campers

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">New clues have emerged in the case of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay in relation to a specific vehicle police believe could crack the case.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Hill, 74, and Ms Clay, 73, disappeared while camping in Wonnangatta Valley, Victoria, in March 2020.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Last week, police </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/finance/legal/police-make-major-breakthrough-in-search-for-missing-victorian-campers" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">released information</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> about a vehicle spotted near the campsite around the time of the pair’s disappearance that could be vital in their investigations. According to </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/news/missing-person/missing-wonnangatta-camper-case-new-key-clue-as-more-car-details-revealed-by-police-c-4559804" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">7NEWS</span></a></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, more details are now known about the vehicle.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 276.1538461538462px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7845615/253bc47108aad4b750bfeac0c51e60b0b6e2433a.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2f0be3d1abd14e6e93b2946ddb1846a2" /></span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: 7NEWS</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The car is a blue ‘GU’ model Nissan Patrol wagon, and the five-door car is a Series 1 which would have been built between 1997 and 2001.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But the biggest clue to help narrow down the search is that the car has an awning on one side with the name “KINGS” on it, as well as a PVC water pipe attached to the driver’s side.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 264.61538461538464px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7845616/66fe1f8fcaa9780c71f2702115d7046a189583a5.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/68f49608ac474ba9bf6d541d035ec9c1" /></span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: 7NEWS</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Police have said they want to speak to the driver or anyone who may have seen the vehicle at the time.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We can’t eliminate this vehicle. The person driving this vehicle is a person of interest,” Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said last week.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Police also released images of charred items that were found inside the campers’ burnt-out tent, with authorities believing it unlikely that they would have put the items there.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The only reason we can assume that Russell didn’t camp in the best spot, was potentially there was somebody already there,” Detective Stamper said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“There’s been some sort of argument and maybe it’s escalated from there.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s a theory, but it’s probably the best theory we’ve got at the moment.”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Victoria Police</span></em></p>

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“It was a shock”: Affair between missing campers confirmed

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The sister of Carol Clay - who went missing along with Russell Hill - has spoken out about the secret affair between the pair.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She revealed that Ms Clay and Mr Hill had taken multiple trips together to remote campsites prior to the disappearance last year.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ms Clay’s sister Jill shared what she knew about the relationship during an interview with </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">60 Minutes</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> over the weekend.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I knew that she was going camping, not just on that occasion, but on other occasions,” Jill </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/affair-between-missing-campers-confirmed-in-bombshell-interview/news-story/bd33d5e64fc93b511065db574982ce30" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">said</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“And I knew that she was having the relationships and that they were doing these trips.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7845438/clay-russell4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/358a4d311d4d42f29fea9709552fad2b" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ms Clay’s sister, Jill, calls on anyone with information to come forward. Image: 60 Minutes</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“They had to keep it secret, and in some ways, I feel that that’s why they went to such a remote place.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It appeared that the relationship occurred without Mr Hill’s wife, Robyn, having any knowledge of it until his disappearance was investigated.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Hill’s daughters were just as unaware of any relationship between them</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It was a shock when the police mentioned something about, do we know a Carol? But that was the first we knew about it,” Colleen, one of Mr Hill’s daughters, told the program.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We didn’t know anything about him and Carol being together.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sisters Colleen and Carol agreed that knowing their dad wasn’t alone when he disappeared was of some comfort, but that their mum was struggling with the news.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7845439/clay-russell5.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4d8ded169b2c499da4b77eaac6ce9c46" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Hill’s daughters, Colleen (left) and Debbie (right). Image: 60 Minutes</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s been really hard on mum. Not only losing her husband, but also all the talk about Carol, and so she’s got both, she’s lost her husband and she’s grieving the loss of her relationship,” Colleen said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s been very hard for her to get through both.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ms Clay’s sister said it was an “extremely difficult” topic to talk about, and that she felt “very sorry (for) Robyn”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Because she found out two things at one time. One that Russell was missing and two, he was camping with someone else.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Hill and Ms Clay were last seen on March 20, 2020, and police have conducted extensive searches since.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper believes the bodies of Mr Hill, 74, and Ms Clay, 73, are still within Wonnangatta Valley.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">On Sunday, police released an image of a blue mid-late 1990s Nissan Patrol towing a trailer that they believe could be crucial in discovering what happened to the couple.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Inspector Stamper </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.9news.com.au/national/search-for-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-four-wheel-drive-and-trailer-could-be-the-key-in-the-search-for-missing-victorian-campers/de8db0a2-4ce8-43dd-9d26-48d779e6afa1" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">said</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> witness statements placed the vehicle in Wonnangatta Valley - and near the campsite - at the same time as Ms Clay and Mr Hill.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Police are calling for the driver or any witnesses who may have seen the vehicle to come forward and speak with them.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Victoria Police</span></em></p>

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