Greg Lynn faces trial for the murders of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay | Victoria

An airline pilot accused of killing Victorian campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay has appeared in court from a regional police station.

Greg Lynn, 55, faced the Magistrate’s Court in Sale for a brief hearing Friday morning after he was charged on Thursday with the couple’s 2020 disappearance.

We last heard about Hill and Clay while camping in the Victorian Alps on March 20 last year. Hill – an experienced outdoorsy man – made a call on the high-frequency radio saying he was in Wonangatta Valley.

Lynn did not apply for bail during Friday’s brief hearing.

Police have requested until mid-April 2022 to build their summary of evidence against Lynn who was arrested Monday night at a remote camp site in Gippsland.

“The dates are likely to be lengthy because it’s a fairly substantial investigation,” his attorney, Chris McClennan, told the court via video link.

Lane appeared via a video link from the Salé police station, two blocks from the courthouse. He was wearing a gray jacket and a white surgical mask.

He sat with his hands together on the table in front of him and said nothing during the session that lasted a few minutes.

McClennan told the court that there were no issues related to running the guard. The case is due to return to court in Sale in late May.

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill said Thursday night that investigators have discovered a crime scene in the Great Alpine region.

“We have identified a specific site and will establish a search perimeter in the coming days, and we hope to locate the remains of Mr. Hill and Mrs. Clay,” he told reporters in Melbourne.

While this arrest is a testament to months of dedication and hard work by missing persons squad investigators, this investigation is far from over. Forensic professionals will begin researching this site in the coming days. I hope we can locate the deceased and provide closure to families.”

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