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Borce Ristevski was asked if he killed Karen before arrest

Borce and Sarah Ristevski – seen on the day where he was asked: ‘Did you kill your wife?’

June 29, 2016: Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski disappears from her house on Oakley Drive in Avondale Heights, in the city’s north-west. 

July 8: Mr Ristevski is questioned by detectives and denied any involvement in her disappearance

Borce told police the pair had an argument and she had left the home to ‘clear her head’ 

July 13: Police and SES scour the bushland behind the Ristevski home, near the Maribyrnong River

July 14: Mr Ristevski addresses a press conference appealing for information about her disappearance. 

A Channel Seven reporter controversially asks Mr Ristevski: ‘Did you kill your wife?’   

July 29: Police divers search another part of the Maribyrnong River, about three kilometres from the Ristevski house

September 9: Neighbour hands police CCTV possibly showing Ms Ristevski’s car on the day she disappeared

August 11: Mr Ristevski’s son from an earlier relationship posts a series of disturbing and unsubstantiated messages to social media

August 24: Mr Ristevski’s brother Vasco suggests she might have fled to the U.S. or China on a fake passport

December 19-20: Police drain dams and search countryside at Toolern Vale – close to the Mt Macedon crime scene

February 20, 2017: A bushwalker finds her body under a large log at Mt Macedone, about 52km from her house, and contacts police 

February 21: The body is confirmed to be Ms Ristevski’s and police break the news to her family

February 22: Mr Ristevski’s lawyer Rob Stary concedes Mr Ristevski is the ‘number one suspect’ in Karen’s death 

March 6: Karen Ristevski is farewelled by mourners at a church in Essedon. Mr Ristevski is a pallbearer and his daughter Sarah leads the procession

June 19: A Current Affair run into Vasco Ristevski bushwalking near the site of Karen’s grave 

December 13: Borce Ristevski is charged with Karen’s murder