Here are today’s top stories.
1. The body of teacher Stephanie Scott found in bushland.
Police investigating the murder of missing New South Wales teacher Stephanie Scott have found a woman’s body in bushland north of Griffith.
The discovery was made around 5:00pm (AEST) on Friday at Cocoparra National Park, north of Griffith in southern New South Wales, about 70 kilometres from her home town, Leeton.
A crime scene has been set up at the location and forensic specialists are processing the scene.
NSW Police will provide an update on developments in the search at 9:30am.
Ms Scott was allegedly murdered on Easter Sunday by Vincent Stanford, a 24-year-old cleaner from her workplace, Leeton High School.
Stanford was charged with the murder on Thursday, and has been remanded in custody to reappear in Griffith Local Court via videolink in June.
The 26-year-old English and drama teacher was last seen at the school on Myrtle Street about 11:00am on Sunday, police said.
Earlier police had turned their sights to a canal in the Murrumbidgee irrigation area — near where Ms Scott’s car was found on Thursday — after a witness reported seeing a man throw something into it on Monday.
While searching the canal, police found a laptop in two metres of water.
Griffith local area commander Superintendent Michael Rowan said police were also still asking the public to come forward with information about the whereabouts of a white Toyota Hilux between Sunday and Wednesday.