Man arrested over missing Vic campers.
A Melbourne man has been arrested over the disappearance of campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay in Victoria's rugged high country 20 months ago.
The 55-year-old man from Caroline Springs was arrested about 5.30pm on Monday, Victoria Police said.
He is currently being interviewed by detectives. No charges have been laid.
Mr Hill, 74, and Ms Clay, 73, were last heard from on March 20, 2020, while camping in the Wonnangatta Valley.
Breaking: A man has been arrested over the disappearance of campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay, who went missing in the Wonnangatta Valley last year and left behind a burnt-out campsite. | @davidestcourt @epearson_3 https://t.co/jBWF289Rz6— The Age (@theage) November 22, 2021
Mr Hill left his Drouin home on March 19 and picked up Ms Clay from her home in Pakenham in his white Toyota LandCruiser.
He was last heard from on March 20 when he made a call via HF radio saying he was at Wonnangatta Valley in the Victorian Alps.
Investigators were told the couple were camping together at Wonnangatta River near the Wonnangatta camping ground.
Campers found Mr Hill's fire-damaged car at their campsite, which was completely destroyed by fire, near Dry River Creek Track on March 21.
The pair have not been seen or heard from since.
Father of four children killed in Melbourne house fire says son saved his life.
The distressed family of four children who died in a house fire in Melbourne have thanked well wishers for their support.
The children, Hamid, 10, Esin, 6, Nadir, 3 and Elin, 1, died after a fire engulfed a Mantello Drive home in Werribee in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A fifth child, an eight-year-old boy, has been discharged from hospital, while his parents remain at The Alfred in a stable condition.
Their father Nagmldin Osman told 9News, he and their mother survived because their surviving son woke them up when their bedroom was already filled with smoke.