The boyfriend of Carly McBride has been charged with her murder, after the 31-year-old’s body was found in bushland after her body was found in bushland in 2016.
Sayle Newson from the Central Coast, is accused of killing Ms McBride in 2014 after her remains were located near a road at Owens Gap on the outskirts of Scone in August last year.
Police from the Hunter Valley Local Area Command formed Strike Force Karabi when Ms McBride, from Belmont, was reported missing in September 2014 during a visit to Muswellbrook.
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Around 8:00AM on Monday, detectives travelled to a home at San Remo and arrested a 39-year-old man. He was taken to the Wyong Police Station where he was formally charged with murder.
The accused was also charged with unrelated charges pertaining to the destruction by fire of a rental car and weapons offences.
The man was refused bail and ordered to appear before the Wyong Local Court on Monday afternoon.
Detectives also executed a search warrant on his home at Buff Point.
Strike Force investigators are continuing to make inquiries into the murder and are urging anyone with information about the case to contact them via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.