Coast man arrested in connection with McBride murder

Assisting police at Wyong.

19 June 2017

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Police have made a breakthrough arrest in the murder case of Lake Macquarie woman, Carly McBride, arresting a 39 year old man on the Central Coast this morning.

31-year-old Ms McBride, of Belmont, disappeared on Tuesday 30 September 2014, during a visit to Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley.

Detectives from the Hunter Valley Local Area Command formed Strike Force Karabi to investigate her disappearance and conducted a series of extensive searches of bushland and properties in the Muswellbrook area.

In August last year, the remains of the mother-of-two were found in roadside scrub at Owens Gap on the outskirts of Scone.

Just after eight o’clock this morning , strike force investigators travelled to a home at San Remo,where they arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with the murder.

He has been taken to the Wyong Police Station to assist detectives with their inquiries.

Detectives have also executed a search warrant at the man’s home in nearby Buff Point.

Investigations are continuing.

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