Pilot arrested for allegedly murdering two elderly campers who went missing 20 months ago
A commercial airline pilot has been arrested for allagedly murdering two elderly campers who went missing in Australia 20 months ago.
The pilot, Greg Lynn, 55, was arrested on Monday night, November 22 after police helicopters landed on his campsite in Victoria, Australia.
He was charged with murdering Russell Hill, 74, and Carol Clay, 73 (both pictured above)
There has been no trace of the pair since March 2020 after they went to the Victorian Alpine National Park, sparking one of the state’s largest missing person investigations.
On Friday, November 26, Australian time, Lynn (pictured below) was remanded in custody to face a court trial next year.
Jetstar, the airline he works for has now sacked him as a pilot .
Police allege they were murdered on 20 March, according to court documents reported by The Age newspaper.
They had used a high-frequency radio to call a friend earlier that day. During the call, the pair said they were setting up camp in the Wonnangatta Valley.
Passers-by found their campsite destroyed by fire the next day.
“Our efforts to locate the remains of Russell and Carol will continue,” Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill said on Thursday.
The families of the missing pair have also issued appeals for information.
“It’s really hard. It’s not getting any better not knowing. It’s just unknown – he just disappeared and you’re just stuck in the middle,” said Hill’s daughter, Debbie, last month.
Clay’s sister, Jill, said: “We need to know what happened and we need to know where their bodies are so we can put them to rest.”