Karen Ristevski's body has been found. Here is everything you need to know.

On April 18 2019, Borce Ristevski was sentenced to nine years in prison for the death of Karen Ristevski.

Victoria Police has confirmed the human remains found in bushland at Mount Macedon on Monday belong to missing Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski.

Investigators received the confirmation on Tuesday afternoon following forensic testing. They are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in that area.

On Monday, a bushwalker stumbled across the remains of a woman partially buried between fallen trees in Victoria’s Macedon Regional Park.

Police, forensic experts and emergency services flooded the area, and the speculation began.

Could this be Karen Ristevski, the 47-year-old woman who had mysteriously vanished from her home on June 29? The search area had not been far from Macedon, and no missing people had been recently reported in the area.

As DNA testing was being performed, the Melbourne mother’s family were told to prepare for the worst.

On Tuesday afternoon, two detectives visited the Ristevski family home, spending roughly an hour inside with family members. They refused to comment on whether any developments had been made.

From the moment Karen Ristevski was reported missing, the case has baffled police and gripped an entire country. Here’s how it has unfolded so far.

June 29, 2016.
At 10am, Karen walked out of her home in Oakley Drive, Avondale Heights, reportedly to “clear her head” following an argument over money with her husband, Borce. This is the last time she was seen alive.

No money is withdrawn from her account, no contact made with friends or family.

July 8, 2016.
Borce is questioned by police and denies any involvement in his his wife’s disappearance.

July 22, 2016.
During questioning, Karen’s stepson Anthony Rickard – a self-confessed ice addict – reportedly tells police that he had overheard Karen speaking about leaving Borce when their daughter, Sarah, turned 21 (which she did last year).


The claim is later dismissed by Borce as “fantasy”, according to The Herald Sun.

Karen, her daughter, Sarah, and husband, Borce,. Via Nine News.

August 27, 2016.
The Herald Sun claims police traced Karen's mobile phone to Gisborne the day she disappeared. The device pinged transmitter towers on the Bruce Highway, roughly 40km north west of her home.

Borce's phone was also traced to the same highway near Diggers Rest, some 20km in the same direction. According to the paper, he told police that he had previously forgotten to mention having driven his wife’s car up the Calder Highway on the day she disappeared in order to test the faulty fuel gauge. He reportedly claimed that he had driven the Mercedes-Benz until a bump in the road appeared to correct the gauge, and then returned home.

December 19, 2016.
Police, air-wing, the dog squad and SES volunteers begin to search rural properties around Toolern Vale and Gisborne based on information obtained during police inquiries. Detective Inspector Stephen Dennis, from the Missing Persons Squad, tells media it is the most significant search conducted in the investigation to date.

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February 20, 2017.
Human remains are discovered in Macedon Regional Park at 12:30pm at the intersection of two dirt tracks, near an area police had searched in the Ristevski investigation.

Reports suggest a witness earlier observed a man with a shovel in the area, and jokingly asked him “What did you do to the body?”. The man reportedly responded with nothing but a blank expression.

If you have any information that you believe may assist police with their inquiries, please call Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.