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Russell Hill, Carol Clay: Human remains found in search for Victorian missing campers

Human remains have been found in the search for missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay.

Gregory Lynn, 55, was arrested last Monday and charged over the couple's deaths, 20 months after they vanished from a campsite while on a secret rendezvous in March 2020.

The remains have not yet been formally identified.

It's understood it could take 'quite some time' to determine if the remains are in fact those of Ms Clay and Mr Hill.  

Forensic experts made the grisly find off the Providence Spur Track north of Dargo in Victoria's east within dense bushland.  

They'd been searching the area for three days. 

Russell Hill (pictured, right) and Carol Clay (left) are alleged by police to have been murdered during a camping trip in March 2020

Gregory Lynn, 55, (pictured) was charged with the murder of secret lovers Russell Hill, 74, and Carol Clay, 73, as police begin the exhaustive search for their bodies

Police released an image of  the area they were searching for the couple's remains last week. 

The photos show the type of thick terrain police will need to navigate to exhume the bodies of the slain campers, who were allegedly murdered by Lynn on the day they arrived at the Wonnangatta Valley in the Victorian Alps.

Police seized a Nissan Patrol belonging to Lynn last Monday when Special Operations officers dramatically arrested the Caroline Springs man after tracking his movements and flying into remote bushland by helicopter. 

A trailer being towed by an off-road vehicle - also captured on CCTV the night the secret lovers vanished, remains missing. Police believe it was likely sold on Gumtree.

A subsequent search of his property did not uncover the trailer, which police hope could be the final piece of the puzzle.

Human remains have been found in the search for missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay