On April 18 2019, Borce Ristevski was sentenced to nine years in prison for the death of Karen Ristevski.
Karen Ristevski’s brother has opened up about the “horrific” eight months since the 47-year-old’s disappearance, saying that her body’s discovery this week was actually a “relief”.
The grieving man said the past eight months had been “totally horrific” and that he had given up hope of finding Karen alive long ago.
"(I) knew Karen wasn't coming home. Knew that from a very early stage. Yesterday just confirmed what we pretty much thought and knew all along," he told Nine News reporter Alexis Daish.
"Part of it's actually a little bit of relief. It's an end to what everyone was unfortunately thinking."
He said this was in part due to the cruel "glimmer of hope" that persisted.