- The remains of Kathleen Lidden have been found in the NSW southern highlands
- Her remains were found near her Mittagong home on Saturday December 16
- The 52-year-old was last seen buying alcohol on the day she went missing
Remains found in bushland in the New South Wales southern highlands have been confirmed as missing woman Kathleen Lidden.
The 52-year-old mother -of -five was last seen on Pioneer Road in Mittagong on June 13, around 12.30pm.
Her remains were found on December 16 by a community member, close to where the 52-year-old used to live, police confirmed.
Police have found the remains of 52-year-old mother-of-five Kathleen Lidden, who went missing on June 13 in the NSW southern highlands
Ms Lidden’s family reported her missing after she failed to show up for her art class the day she went missing
A crime scene was established and the remains were tested by forensic teams.
A post mortem positively identified the remains as belonging to the mother-of-five.
Ms Lidden’s family reported her missing after she failed to show up for her art class, which she was meant to run, ABC reports.
The 52-year-old was last seen on Pioneer Road in Mittagong on June 13, buying alcohol at a bottle shop (pictured)
She had left her Mittagong home without any personal belongings, but was later spotted on CCTV footage buying alcohol at a bottle shop.
Extensive searches were carried out in dense bushland in the regions, including around Mount Gibraltar, Lake Alexandra and the Mittagong township.
Investigations around Ms Lidden’s death are still ongoing, as her family remembers her as a happy, healthy and loving woman.