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Victorian Man Charged Over Karen Ristevski's Murder

A man has been charged with murdering Melbourne mum Karen Ristevski, who disappeared in 2016 before her body was discovered in bushland.

Detectives from the Missing Persons Squad arrested a 53-year-old Avondale Heights man at 7.20am on Wednesday.

He has been charged with one count of murder and will appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning.

Ms Ristevski went missing from her Oakley Drive, Avondale Heights home on the morning of June 29 in 2016.

Her remains were discovered in the Mount Macedon Regional Park eight months later, on February 20.

In March, hundreds of mourners dressed in black filled St John's Uniting Church in Essendon for a private funeral service before Ms Ristevski's body was taken to her final resting place.

Her husband Borce Ristevski was one of the pallbearers carrying her coffin, while their daughter Sarah carried a framed photo of her mother to lead the procession.


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