Missing Persons Squad detectives, with assistance from the State Emergency Service (SES) and Victoria Police Search and Rescue Squad, are today conducting searches for evidence in the Mount Macedon area.
Searches are being conducted on Childers Road, Mount Macedon Road, Waterfalls Road and Salisbury Road, Mount Macedon, following the route detectives believe may have been taken to the location where Karen Ristevski’s body was located in February.
Detectives have identified a number of calls to Crime Stoppers relating to observations of a Black Mercedes Benz in the Diggers Rest, Toolern Vale, Macedon and Mount Macedon on the day Karen went missing.
Information given to investigators in recent days confirms the sighting of a black Mercedes Benz in the vicinity of Childers Road and Mount Macedon Road, Mount Macedon about midday on the day Karen went missing.
Further information from a witness indicates that a lone male was seen near the car.
Investigators have information that confirms a witness had reported the sighting prior to the discovery of Karen’s body, and therefore would have had no knowledge as to the location of Karen’s resting place.
The importance and potential veracity of the observation cannot be overstated.
The location is only about 1.5 km from where Karen body was ultimately discovered.
Karen was last seen at her Avondale Heights home on the morning of 29 June, 2016.
Karen was located deceased in a bush location at Macedon on Monday 20 February, 2017.
Investigators are once again urging any person who may have been in the Mount Macedon areas, particularly in the vicinity of:
• the Macedon Regional Park,
• the Mount Macedon Golf Club,
• Mount Macedon Road,
• Salisbury Road,
• Waterfalls Road,
• Childers Road, and
• Loch Road,
in the late morning or early afternoon on Wednesday 29 June, 2016 and who may have seen a black Mercedes Benz SLK coupe, fitted with Mercedes Benz manufactured 5 spoke alloy wheels, in these locations to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000