A body has been found in Melbourne’s east, near Mullum Mullum Creek in Donvale.
Police say it is believed to be missing woman Penny Bailey.
Homicide squad detectives found the body on Thursday at around 7:10pm.
It has not been formally identified but police said they believed it was the 59-year-old, whose son has been arrested.
Previously, Mamamia wrote:
A 34-year-old Melbourne man has been arrested after his mother went missing in what is believed to be another case of suspected family violence.
Homicide Detectives yesterday appealed to the public to be on the look out for 34-year old Stephen Bailey who was last seen on Tuesday cycling away from the townhouse he shared with his mother.
Overnight he was arrested by police in the Melbourne CBD and he remains in hospital with unknown injuries.
Police released CCTV images yesterday of Mr Bailey after his mother 59-year-old Penny Bailey disappeared.
Mrs Bailey was reported missing on Tuesday night after her daughters forced entry into the townhouse after unsuccessful attempts were made to contact her.
They reported a “disturbance” and “signs of a struggle” in the home.
Det Insp Mick Hughes said yesterday “There is concern from what we witnessed at that scene.”
Yesterday the Mont Albert home was searched – and a black four-wheel drive Volkswagen Tiguan was taken away for forensic examination. Forensic experts also removed garbage bins at the front of the property.
The mother-of-three was last seen on Sunday night after having dinner with one of her daughters.
At a press conference, Mr Bailey’s siblings Belinda and Shannon pleaded with Stephen to contact either them or police.
“Please come forward, we’ve been trying to reach you. In whatever way you can, please come forward. And we love you, and just want to hear from you,” his sister Belinda said.
She then addressed her mother “Mum, I love you, I miss you, and I’m worried about you. If there’s anything you can do to get in touch, please do. I love you. We love you.”
Detective Hughes said the family was distressed.
“This is a very large and close family, and we’re putting all the support around them we can,” he said.
Mrs Bailey is still missing.
Anyone with information is asked to immediately call Triple zero.
For family violence support 24/7, call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).