New South Wales

Breakthrough in Carly McBride murder

Police have made a breakthrough arrest in the murder case of Lake Macquarie woman, Carly McBride.

31-year-old Ms McBride, of Belmont, disappeared on Tuesday 30 September 2014, during a visit to Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley.

Detectives from the Hunter Valley Local Area Command formed Strike Force Karabi to investigate her disappearance and conducted a series of extensive searches of bushland and properties in the Muswellbrook area.

In August 2016, the remains of the mother-of-two were found in roadside scrub at Owens Gap on the outskirts of Scone.

Just after eight o’clock (Monday 19 June 2017), strike force investigators travelled to a home at San Remo on the Central Coast where they arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with the murder.

He has been taken to the Wyong Police Station to assist detectives with their inquiries.

Detectives have also executed a search warrant at the man’s home in nearby Buff Point.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Police remind people they should not report crime information via their social media pages.

Source: NSW Police