Woman's body found at Macedon

MORE COVERAGE: Human remains removed from bushland

UPDATE 5.30pm: Police are continuing their investigation into the discovery of a body at Mount Macedon.

In the last hour, members of the forensic unit took a number of items, including shovels, to the area where the decomposed body was found.

UPDATE 4.20pm: The Victoria Police forensics unit is on the scene in Mount Macedon where a body was found.

Homicide squad detectives are also on the scene.

UPDATE 3.10pm: Police have confirmed the discovery of a body in Macedon Regional Park.

A spokesperson for Victoria Police said the body will be taken for forensic analysis.

“Police are investigating the discovery of human remains at about 12.30pm,” he said.

“The remains will be taken for forensic testing to determine the identity and cause of death.”

Police at the scene confirmed the body was a woman, and was ‘considerably decomposed’.

In December, police looking for missing Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski searched an area of Toolern Vale, about 25 kilometres from where the woman's body was found on Monday. 

It is not known if the case is linked to today’s discovery.

Ms Ristevski, 47, was last seen at her Avondale Heights home by her husband Borce Ristevski on June 29, 2016.

There have been reports Ms Ristevski's phone pinged on towers on the Calder Highway and at Gisborne on the day she went missing.

Police and SES volunteers searched an area spanning from Blackhill Road to Gisborne Road, looking in grassland, waterways, creeks and farms on December 19 and 20. 

Mount Macedon is a 23 minute-drive from Toolern Vale.

EARLIER: A woman’s body has been found in the Macedon Regional Park.

A crime scene has been set up and the Victoria Police homicide squad is investigating.

The body was discovered about 12.30pm today, and is believed to be ‘considerably decomposed’.

Police have cordoned off the area between Loch Road and Salisbury Road on the edge of the regional park.

The area of investigation appears to be on the edge of Loch Road.

More to come.

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