Body not linked to campers or Pantic

POLICE have ruled out any links to investigations into missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay or missing Lakes Entrance man Dale Pantic after human remains were discovered in Lysterfield on Wednesday.

Detectives from the Missing Persons Squad were in the area as part of an ongoing investigation when the remains were found in a semi-rural area about 1.30pm.

The exact circumstances regarding the incident are yet to be determined, however police believe it is likely to be connected to a current missing person’s case.

A post mortem will now be conducted, but the death is being treated as suspicious.

People with information are being urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au.