Shock twist in missing campers’ case as Jetstar pilot accused of murdering the ‘secret lovers’ faces court months after their remains were found at a remote alpine campsite
- The alleged murder scene of Russell Hill and Carol Clay will be searched again
- Secret lovers were allegedly killed while camping in Victoria’s mountains
- Police allege Greg Lynn killed them in March 2020, the day after they arrived
- The remains of Mr Hill and Ms Clay were discovered in Dargo in November, 2021
There could be more searches of a remote Victorian alpine region campsite where campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay were allegedly murdered.
Their accused killer Greg Lynn faced Sale Magistrates Court on Tuesday ahead of a contested committal hearing scheduled for January.
The 55-year-old airline pilot’s barrister Dermot Dann told a brief hearing that he had received a ‘highlights package’ of covert surveillance on Lynn’s car and home, but had not received full recordings or transcripts.
Greg Lynn (above) faced Sale Magistrates Court on Tuesday ahead of his hearing for the alleged murder of an elderly couple in Victoria last year
Another search of Wonnangatta and Mount Hotham could be carried out before the hearing of Russell Hill and Carol Clay’s alleged murderer, Greg Lynn (pictured, police searching in Dargo last November)
Prosecutor Olivia Sparrow said there were listening device and phone intercept transcripts still to be handed over to the defence.
‘Also there may be a further search to be completed at Wonnangatta and Mount Hotham,’ she said.
Lynn appeared by videolink for the hearing, wearing a green cheque shirt, blue tie and black blazer.
Russell Hill (right) and Carol Clay (left) were allegedly murdered while on a lovers camping trip at Wonnangatta Valley in March, 2020
He was charged in November with murdering Mr Hill and Ms Clay at a remote campsite in March 2020.
Their bodies were discovered in remote bushland outside Dargo in November last year, several days after Lynn was charged.
He requested and was granted permission to appear by videolink for the committal hearing, expected to run for four days from January 16.
The charred remained of the lovers’ campsite (above) was discovered by another camper the day after they went missing in March, 2020
Firearms expert Paul Griffiths is among those due to give evidence at the hearing, though he won’t be available until later in the month.
His evidence could be given a week or so later.
The magistrate said given the content of Mr Griffiths’ statement and Lynn’s explanation for issues raised, he was a ‘pretty critical’ witness.
Lynn has not applied for bail and remains in custody.
It was speculated Hill, 74 and Clay, 73 were secret lovers and their families did not know they were together went they went missing.