On April 18 2019, Borce Ristevski was sentenced to nine years in prison for the death of Karen Ristevski.
Since Karen Ristevski’s body was found in Mount Macedon bushland on Monday afternoon, a number of locals have come forward to aid police with their investigations.
The tale of a sinister ‘shovel man‘, spotted in the area late last year, was doing the rounds at dinner parties for months before the driver behind it realised its potential significance and reported it.
Likewise, another local man, Ian Flannery, has told the Daily Mail he noticed “an awful smell” weeks ago, just 50m from where the 47-year-old’s remains were hidden under a large log.
Flannery, 61, who has lived in the area for eight years, said he would cycle past the “generally deserted” spot, sometimes up to four times a week.