What happened to Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski


Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au.


Police confirm body found at Mt Macedon is Karen Ristevski

Body in Vic bushland that of Karen Ristevski

THE eight-month search for a missing Melbourne mother has ended in tragedy, with police confirming a badly-decomposed body found in dense bushland is that of Karen Ristevski.

 

A passer-by made the grim discovery beside a dirt track in dense bushland at Mount Macedon, about 65km north of Melbourne, on Monday.

“Police can confirm the human remains found at Mount Macedon yesterday are that of missing Avondale Heights woman Karen Ristevski,” Victoria Police said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

Police were drawn to the search area after phone towers traced mobile phones to the region on the day Mrs Ristevski disappeared. The phones belonged to Mrs Ristevski and her husband.

Earlier on Tuesday, detectives visited the Ristevski family home in Avondale Heights.

The positive identification follows forensic testing carried out on the body found in bush 52km from the site where Ms Ristevski was last seen.

The news answers part of the question of what happened to Mrs Ristevski, but there are plenty more questions as homicide detectives and forensic police investigate.

Mrs Ristevski, 47, vanished nearly eight months ago and her remains were found less than 30km north of Toolern Vale, where a two-day search for Mrs Ristevski was centred two months ago.

Detectives visit the home of Karen Ristevski. Picture: Twitter/Channel 9

Detectives visit the home of Karen Ristevski. Picture: Twitter/Channel 9 Source:Twitter

Police are searching bushland near where Karen Ristevski went missing.

Police are searching bushland near where Karen Ristevski went missing. Source:Supplied

On December 19 and 20 last year, police drained dams and searched countryside south of the bushland where the body was found on Monday.

It was a case that gripped Victoria from the moment Mrs Ristevski left her $1.1 million home in Avondale Heights, in Melbourne’s north west, on June 29, 2016, and disappeared without a trace.

Her husband, Borce Ristevski, said his wife went for a walk to “clear her head” after an argument over finances and reportedly told family she may have been snatched by a stranger.

As Missing Person Squad detectives collected hundreds of hours of footage, police theorised she had met with foul play.

It was revealed on Tuesday that a witness told police he saw a man with a shovel at the location where Mrs Ristevski’s body was found.

The witness allegedly joked “What did you do to the body?” to the man but was met with an expressionless face, the Herald Sun reports.

Local resident Ian Flannery told 9 News he “could not believe” the grisly find near a quiet cul-de-sac.

Forensics officers scour the scene. Picture: Kylie Else

Forensics officers scour the scene. Picture: Kylie Else Source: News Corp Australia

A woman’s body has been found in scrubland outside Mt Macedon. Picture: Mark Stewart

A woman’s body has been found in scrub-land outside Mt Macedon. Picture: Mark Stewart Source:News Corp Australia

A badly decomposed body has been found in the Macedon Regional Park. Picture: Kylie Else

A badly decomposed body has been found in the Macedon Regional Park. Picture: Kylie Else Source:News Corp Australia

A passer-by discovered the body on Monday afternoon. Picture: Kylie Else

A passer-by discovered the body on Monday afternoon. Picture: Kylie Else Source:News Corp Australia

Police sealed off an area of Macedon Regional Park. Picture: Kylie Else

Police sealed off an area of Macedon Regional Park. Picture: Kylie Else Source:News Corp Australia

“I’m a bit flummoxed. It’s very, very unusual,” he said.

Police conducted a line search at the scene on Monday and are keen to speak to anyone that may have seen any suspicious activity in that area.

“Missing Persons Squad detectives are appealing for anyone that may have been walking along the dirt track off Loch Road or anyone that may have seen any vehicles to contact them,” police said on Tuesday.

Investigators are also hoping to speak to anyone that may have been at Mount Macedon any time from June last year and took photos or any video footage in the area.

On Monday, Karen’s nephew, Chris Ristevski, was stunned when told by the Herald Sun of the discovery of the body.

“I’m shocked, I haven’t heard anything about this so I’m still trying to take it all in,” he said.

The remains were found less than 30km north of Toolern Vale, where a two-day search for Mrs Ristevski was centred two months ago.

The remains were found less than 30km north of Toolern. Picture Kylie Else

The remains were found less than 30km north of Toolern. Picture Kylie Else Source:News Corp Australia

Police vehicles in dense bushland at Mount Macedon bushland, where a body was found. Picture: Supplied

Police vehicles in dense bushland at Mount Macedon bushland, where a body was found. Picture: Supplied Source:Channel 7

 


update 22/12/16

Detectives have seized several items and said they are now confident they will find out what happened to missing Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski

The two-day search for Mrs Ristevski is over and officers left the Toolern Vale search area carrying evidence bags.

Detectives are also looking into whether one of her relatives may have visited a property near where the items were found.

Karen Ristevski, 47, vanished in June 29. Photo: 7 News
Detectives are looking into whether one of her relatives may have visited a property near where seized items were found. Photo: AAP

The 47-year-old mother has not been seen since she left her $1.1 million Avondale Heights home on June 29, after an argument with her husband, Borce.

There are concerns for her welfare as her disappearance is out-of-character and she has not used her bank accounts or phone since.

Police, firefighters and SES volunteers returned to the Gisborne and Toolern Vale search area again on Tuesday and scoured it metre by metre.

Borce Ristevski pictured with his wife Karen Ristevsi. Photo: Facebook
Multiple search and rescue teams – including the Missing Persons Squad and the Dog Squad with the assistance of a cadaver dog are being used in the search. Photo: 7 News

Dams were drained as a specialist cadaver dog joined the huge search team, which included Victoria Police’s mounted branch, the airwing and dog squad.

The seized bags contained items found in paddocks and bushland that could be linked to Mrs Ristevski’s disappearance.

A Victoria Police spokesman would not comment on what was taken from the site but confirmed the search had been completed.

Dams were drained as a specialist cadaver dog joined the huge search team, which included Victoria Police’s mounted branch. Photo: AAP
Karen Ristevski is pictured with her daughter Sarah and husband Borce. Photo: 7 News

The head of the missing persons unit, Detective Inspector Stephen Dennis, said the search was “the most significant we’ve conducted to date”.

“We are confident that we will find out what happened,” he said.

Det Insp Dennis said there has been ongoing discussions with various members of the family and Christmas would be “extremely tough” for Ms Ristevski’s family.

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Update 21/07/16

Karen Ristevski at her Bella Bleu business at Watergardens Town Centre in Taylors Lakes. Picture: Kylie Else

A MELBOURNE woman who went missing three weeks ago was at risk of losing the family home.

The financial sufferings that surround Karen Ristevski’s mysterious disappearance have been revealed and the family has been in about $600,000 in debt for the past decade.

Mrs Ristevski had a fight with her husband Borce about their financial problems on June 29 and left her $1.1 million home in Avondale Heights, in Melbourne’s northwest, about 10am to clear her head.

The 47-year-old has not been seen since.

The Ristevski family owns the Bella Bleu boutique at the Watergardens Town Centre in Taylors Lakes in Melbourne’s northwest and another store in Broadmeadows in Melbourne’s north.

The Australian reports property records show a shopping centre lodged a caveat over the Ristevski family home earlier this year, believed to be due to unpaid rent.

A caveat is a document that can tag another person’s land and stop it from being sold or transferred into another name.

The Ristevskis’ home. Picture: Ellen Smith

The Ristevskis’ home. Picture: Ellen SmithSource:News Corp Australia

Mr Ristevski and his brother Vasko previously owned clothing manufacturer and wholesaler Blue Laser Jean Co, according the The Australian, and the company racked up $600,000 of unsecured debts after one of its major customers restructured.

Real estate group Vicinity and financial company Perpetual are believed to have lodged the caveat over the family home. The Australian understands Vicinity is the landlord at the Broadmeadows shopping centre where one of the Bella Bleu stores operates.

Victoria Police said investigations around Mrs Ristevski’s disappearance were ongoing and officers previously expressed grave concerns for the woman’s welfare.

Karen Ristevski’s daughter, Sarah, and husband, Borce. Picture: Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Karen Ristevski’s daughter, Sarah, and husband, Borce. Picture: Tracey Nearmy/AAPSource:AAP

Karen Ristevski went missing without a trace after going for a walk from her home on June 29.

Karen Ristevski went missing without a trace after going for a walk from her home on June 29.Source:Supplied

She hasn’t used her phone or accessed her bank accounts since she went missing.

Police were searching the Maribyrnong River last week, which snakes behind Ms Ristevski’s home.

There has been a wave of support on social media to find the popular dress shop owner.

“We’ve laughed together, dressed and undressed together, and shared our highs and lows,” friend Connie Johnson posted on the Love Your Sister Facebook page.

Police questioned Mr Ristevski earlier this month over the disappearance and he has been released pending further inquiries.

SES searching behind the Ristevski's house at Avondale Heights for missing Karen Ristevski. Picture: Hamish Blair

SES searching behind the Ristevski’s house at Avondale Heights for missing Karen Ristevski. Picture: Hamish BlairSource:News Corp Australia

Last week the family shut down a press conference after a Channel 7 reporter asked Mr Ristevski if he killed his wife.

Ms Ristevski’s aunt, Patricia, was upset by the question.

“That’s really not appropriate at the moment … honestly, I have to say, that is really inappropriate … this is about Karen, this is not about anything else, this is about finding Karen,” she said.

Ms Ristevski is 160cm tall, with a slim build and shoulder length brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a black jacket and jeans and is known to frequent Taylors Lakes.

Police say her disappearance is out of character.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au.


Karen Ristevski: Police search riverbanks

Combing the banks of the Maribymong river, police and SES crews search for missing Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski. Courtesy Seven News Melbourne

Mr Ristevski, who was questioned by police and released without charge, was asked directly by a Channel 7 reporter in a press conference on Thursday if he had killed his wife.

Mr Ristevski, arm-in-arm with his wife’s visibly distressed 21-year-old daughter Sarah, did not answer, with Ms Ristevski’s aunt Patricia interjecting, saying Mr Ristevski was too distressed to speak.

Karen Ristevski's daughter Sarah, and husband Borce have appealed for help.
Karen Ristevski’s daughter Sarah, and husband  Borce have appealed for help.  Photo: Penny Stephens

“That’s really not appropriate at the moment … honestly, I have to say, that is really inappropriate…This is about Karen, this is not about anything else, this is about finding Karen,” she said.

The family then left immediately.

Before the exchange, which occurred near the banks of the Maribyrnong River where police are searching, Patricia pleaded with the public to come forward if they have any information.

“We’re hoping that today we will find something that will lead us to Karen,” she said.

Karen (centre) and Borce Ristevski with their daughter Sarah.
Karen (centre) and Borce Ristevski with their daughter Sarah. Photo: Supplied

“We have nothing so if you have something that you know, something that you have seen, you’ve heard something, someone has spoken to you about something, anything, please, we’re asking you to help us.

“It’s not possible for someone to just disappear, it’s not Karen, Karen would not leave us.”

The police and SES are searching Avondale Heights and along the Maribyrnong River for missing woman Karen Ristevski.
The police and SES are searching Avondale Heights and along the Maribyrnong River for missing woman Karen Ristevski.  Photo: Penny Stephens

She described the last 15 days as a “nightmare”.

She said she did not know anyone who would want to harm her niece.

Police have released photos of a handbag and purse like Karen Ristevski's in case someone finds them.
Police have released photos of a handbag and purse like Karen Ristevski’s in case someone finds them. Photo: Supplied

“If that was the case, we would already know something about that, it would be an ongoing thing,” she said.

Police and State Emergency Service volunteers are searching a 60 hectare area between Canning Reserve, off Canning Street, and Afton Street, which runs along the Maribyrnong River.

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The family home, which backs onto the river, sits in between.

Inspector Stephen Dennis said police have “grave concerns” for Ms Ristevski’s welfare, with her phone still off and her bank account untouched.

He said she was last seen at her home.

“We can’t say what route she may have taken from the house, so it’s still up in the air for us at this stage,” he said.

Inspector Dennis said Ms Ristevski may have had a gold-coloured Coach handbag and purse with her. Earlier, police released a photo of the items in the hope someone may come across them.

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Ms Ristevski ran formal wear shop Bella Bleu in Taylors Lakes, which she owned with her husband.

Her daughter made an emotional plea for help to find her mother last week.

Sarah told radio station 3AW she had reached out to her mother’s friends on Facebook but to no avail.

“There’s no leads at all, no sightings, nothing,” she said.

“I’ve logged onto her Facebook and contacted all of her friends. No one has seen her.”

Ms Ristevski is described as 160cm tall, with a slim build and shoulder length brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a black jacket and jeans.

Anyone who sees Ms Ristevski is urged to contact triple zero or anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to http://www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.


abc.net.au

Relatives plead for information about missing Melbourne woman

Updated Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1:56pm

The aunt of missing Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski has made an impassioned plea for information as police search the Maribrynong River for her niece’s belongings.

Ms Ristevski, 47, was last seen leaving her Avondale Heights home in Melbourne’s north-west on June 29 after having an argument with her husband about financial issues relating to their family-run business.

Her family said she had medical issues and it was out of character for her to be away for so long without contacting her husband and daughter.

About 20 SES crews joined police on dirt bikes to search the banks of the Maribyrnong River and water police were out on the water.

Officers were looking for Ms Ristevski’s handbag, a Coach brand gold bag, and her Coach brand wallet.

Ms Ristevski’s aunt, Patrice (who did not want her surname used) pleaded for help from the public.

“We have nothing, so if you have something that you know, something that you’ve seen, you’ve heard something, someone’s spoken to you about something, anything, please, we’re asking you to help us,” she said.

“Whatever you’ve got even just a suspicion it doesn’t matter. We have nothing.

“Somebody knows something out there. It’s not possible for someone to just disappear like this.”

Victoria Police Inspector Stephen Dennis said her disappearance was being treated as suspicious and they were still hopeful of finding her alive.

“There has been nothing from Karen to date,” he said.

“We have grave concerns for her welfare because she’s been gone for just over two weeks now,” he said.

“She maintains regular contact with her family and it’s out of character, from everything we’ve been told to this stage for her to just vanish.”

A reporter asked her husband Borce Ristevski, who was also present, if he murdered his wife.

Patricia said the question was inappropriate and the family walked away.

First posted about 7 hours agoThu 14 Jul 2016, 7:23am


Disappearance of Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski ‘highly irregular’, police say

Updated 2 Jul 2016, 2:22pm

Police in Melbourne are concerned for the welfare of a 47-year-old woman who has not been seen since Wednesday, calling the behaviour “highly irregular”.

Karen Ristevski of Avondale Heights, in Melbourne’s north-west, was last seen leaving her home on Wednesday morning, wearing a black blazer, jeans and carrying a silver handbag.

She works in retail at the Watergardens Shopping Centre but did not turn up for work at the family business.

Senior Constable Ante Sandric said Ms Risteveski has health problems but her family is worried because her disappearance is out of character.

“Our main concerns are that she hasn’t been seen since leaving her house at about 10:00am on Wednesday,” he said.

“Family haven’t been able to contact her and she hasn’t turned up to work and this is highly irregular.”

Ms Ristevski’s mobile phone is turned off and police said they had very few leads about her disappearance.

Ms Ristevski is described as being Caucasian, about 160cm tall, with a slim build and short brown hair.


Police believe missing Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski could have been murdered

THERE are still no answers into the mysterious disappearance of Karen Ristevski, but police now think she could be dead.

The Melbourne woman left her luxury home in Avondale Heights, in Melbourne’s northwest, about two weeks ago.

She had just had a fight with her husband Borce and she needed to get some fresh air.

They had been arguing about financial issues affecting the family business.

Since she walked out the door, nobody has heard from the woman.

Her husband and daughter are broken and hope is fading with no confirmed sightings.

The 47-year-old went missing about 10am on June 29 and concerns for her safety came after she didn’t show up to work at the Bella Bleu boutique at the Watergardens Town Centre in Taylors Lakes in Melbourne’s northwest.

Her daughter Sarah broke down following Ms Ristevski’s disappearance as she called for the public to help find her mother alongside her father.

“I just want my mum to come home,” she told media.

“It’s not like her to miss work as well.

“It’s not like her.”

It was not out of character for Ms Ristevski to leave the house to clear her head, but she always came home.

“That was the last thing she said to me: ‘I’m going to go and clear my head’,” Mr Ristevski told media.

“She has always walked back in the door after calming down.”

Earlier this week police questioned Mr Ristevski over his wife’s disappearance.

A Victoria Police spokesman told AAP on Tuesday they interviewed the man as part of an ongoing investigation into the woman’s disappearance. He was released pending further inquiries.

The couple’s luxury home and surrounding areas were also searched by police.

Police have grave concerns as the mother has not used her ATM card and her mobile phone is switched off and detectives from the Missing Persons Squad are now investigating the mysterious disappearance.

The Herald Sun reports Ms Ristevski’s brother-in-law, Vic Ristevski, made another call to the public to help find her on Tuesday.

“It’s terrible … we are all shocked,” he told media.

“If you are still alive talk to us.

“If you don’t want to talk to your husband, give me a call or my wife.”

He said the family was close and the missing woman was happy while celebrating her daughter’s 21st birthday just a few weeks ago.

“It’s not like her. I don’t talk to her much but when we get together she is happy. He (Borce) is feeling awful, he can hardly talk,” he said.

“It is heartbreaking. I can hardly sleep at night. I wake up at 2am … it’s a nightmare.”

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au.


theage.com.au

 July 3 2016

The daughter of a missing Avondale Heights woman has pleaded for public help to find her

Alexandra Laskie

The daughter of missing Avondale Heights woman Karen Ristevski has made an emotional plea for public help to find her mother.

Sarah Ristevski, 21, told 3AW she had reached out to her mother’s friends on Facebook but to no avail.

Karen (centre) and Borce Ristevski with their daughter Sarah.
Karen (centre) and Borce Ristevski with their daughter Sarah. Photo: Supplied

“There’s no leads at all, no sightings, nothing,” she said. “I’ve logged onto her Facebook and contacted all of her friends. No one has seen her.”

Sarah said she was desperate for her mother to return home.

Ms Ristevski, 47, has been missing since Wednesday.

She was last seen at her home in Oakley Drive, Avondale Heights, about 10am.

Police are focusing their search on an area of parkland in Avondale Heights, near a walking track to the rear of her property, which backs onto the Maribyrnong River, where Ms Ristevski is known to walk regularly.

It has been reported she went for a walk to “clear her head” after an argument with her husband, Borce, over financial issues. The couple own Taylors Lakes formal wear business Bella Bleu.

Senior Constable Adam West said police have grave concerns for Ms Ristevski’s because her disappearance was out of character.

Her mobile phone is switched off and she has not used her debit card.

At the time Ms Ristevski went missing, she was wearing a black jacket and dark pants. She has shoulder-length dark hair, is about 160 centimetres tall and has a slim build.

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65 thoughts on “What happened to Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski

  1. Sounds very similar. Marital problems, financial disputes and so on.Scaringly familiar to cases we have covered before.
    .2 weeks since her disappearance I sadly feel there is no chance of Karen Ristevski being found alive.

    So if one WAS to point fingers, which I am happy to do, I would advise looking at the husband first. Sadly it is overwhelmingly the truth. Time will tell

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    • Sadly mate I think your right. I am always fascinated what state of mind they are in where they can go about their day like they know nothing of the crime and play it straight in front of everyone.

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    • I agree Robbo. Gathering enough evidence will be the priority right now. For some reason, I believe the daughter has knowledge also – wiping her eyes with tissues when there is no tears is concerning.

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    • 5 months on, and no answers. Boris can be pointed to a few suspicious settings, but has managed to keep his hands clean. I think thé police are keeping a lot of facts hidden from the public, basically they have NFI, that’s bcoz there’s no DNA to match him………me personally, he knows what happened, someone else did it, and there is something to do with extracurricular marital activity….

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  2. Hey Robbo, ever thought there It could be a random murder or maybe a serial killer amongst us. No evidence to point the finger at the husband so don’t know how you came up with that theory. Hope you don’t live near the area she went missing, because I wouldn’t recommend you or your female relatives should feel safe walking there.

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  3. Thinking back to those other cases where the wife went missing such as John Sharpe the vile scumbag that killed his wife and daughter, Baden-Clay and the Wales King murder those 3 men that murdered had the same demeaner, very calm and straight faced. There were no signs of panic, distress or losing control in anger or frustration. Even to the point of attending the funeral of the very person they killed. The Maria Korp murder was the only crime Ive heard of where maybe guilt got the better of the husband Joe Korp because he knew Tania Herman killed her. He couldnt hack it so he topped himself. It will be interesting my guess is the cops pretty much know who did it they just lay in wait for the end result to rise to the surface. Time will tell.

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  4. To think Tania Herman a cold blooded vindictive killer turned dyke is out free after serving 9 years for Maria Korps murder. Thats one lucky bitch that got a second chance. Evil prevails.

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  5. Your right there Reagan, it really annoys me that Tanya Herman and her lesbian fraudster jail lover are back out free, most likely sitting at a nice posh coffee shop and a fresh start at life after the inflicted horrible suffering death that she put Maria Korp through. Tanya Herman even if she is rehabilitated, the dark gravity of her murder, should of meant she was giving a life sentence, at the very minimum at least 25 years non parole. That’s what she could have received in the United States. There she would still be behind bars in Orange County Woman’s prison.
    And even Tanya Herman was doing her 12 year maximum sentence, it was in a cushy un-walled lovely bush view scenery, small town bush resort Country club of residential housing units for female prisoner in a Victorian un walled country minimum security called HnM Tarrengower Women’s Prison. She was there because she was a trustee prisoner. Now she free, while her murder victim Maria Corp is in the cemetery. That’s our Victorian Justice.

    There is pictures of where Tanya Herman and her lover spent her last few years in jail.

    :Images of Tarrengower Prison Victoria. – Not a bad place to be sent away for 12years doing brief time for a brutal murder? – It’s better than a Aged Care facility or public housing. But the Government have to make it comfortable living for our notorious inmates. She did do some years in the notorious Melbourne – Laverton H.M.Deer Park Women’s Prison, but most of her time was at Tarrengower low security bush farm.

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  6. Correction Tanya Herman did only serve 9 years let out on parole. She was sentenced to a maximum 12 year. Just bullshit isn’t it for committing murder most fowl? She was released from H.M.Tarrengower Prison with her dyke lover who also got a short prison sentence for being a fraudster over a very large amount of money, and I bet she has not had to pay it back?
    Victoria’s Criminal Justice System is a pathetic joke!

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  7. This disappearance case of Karen, while the husband is always suspected in such cases, I wouldn’t rule out the fact that it could also be a random murder by some creep, like that Michael Cardamone mongrel beast rapist on parole who murdered Karen Chetcuti at Whorouly near Beechworth. And Sean Price another random murder. And there are many more others.
    Hopefully I’m wrong, but there are so many creatures out on parole and those who are on arrest warrants for breaching bail or not appearing in court for serious criminal charges. Just have a look at the Crimestoppers unsolved crimes of wanted criminals who have breached parole or skipped bail? – Anyway I’m sure as always the police know things that they won’t release to the public, if it is another domestic murder.

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  8. Borce ristevski murdered his wife. I can read his body language, he will be charged very soon I feel, I feel he will lead police to a shallow grave , rip karen

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  9. KAREN RISTEVSKI – MISSING MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA SINCE 29 JUNE 2016
     

    Borce Ristevski (Karen’s husband)

    You know without the knowing, ahh, is the hardest part.

    We had a ahh b ahh bit of ahh an argument ahh in regards to, um, the store figures, and um,  how she was going to you know improve them, and, she had had a bad day the day before at the store, um, and on the Wednesday morning, um, she just went upstairs, um, and then came downstairs and just went out through the garage, ahh, she might have just walked down the street or just to clear her head because that was the last thing she said to me, um, I’m gonna to go and clear my head, um, can’t do it here.

    Just give us a call or give the police a call or y y you know give anyone a call ah just to know you know that you’re safe um, d doesn’t matter what, how you know just get a message back to us.

     

    Borce Ristevski’s brother (Karen’s brother-in-law)

    I think think it’s a dream.  I wake up 2, 3 o’clock in the morning. Nup it’s real.

    She was happy on the 21st.  That’s the last time I seen her.  We had a good dance.  It’s not like her.

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  10. READ CLOSELY –
    Borce Ristevski (Karen’s husband)

    “You know without the knowing, ahh, is the hardest part.

    We had a ahh b ahh bit of ahh an argument ahh in regards to, um, the store figures, and um,  how she was going to you know improve them, and, she had had a bad day the day before at the store, um, and on the Wednesday morning, um, she just went upstairs, um, and then came downstairs and just went out through the garage, ahh, she might have just walked down the street or just to clear her head because that was the last thing she said to me, um, I’m gonna to go and clear my head, um, can’t do it here.

    Just give us a call or give the police a call or y y you know give anyone a call ah just to know you know that you’re safe um, d doesn’t matter what, how you know just get a message back to us.”

    Borce Ristevski’s brother (Karen’s brother-in-law)

    “I think think it’s a dream.  I wake up 2, 3 o’clock in the morning. Nup it’s real.

    She was happy on the 21st.  That’s the last time I seen her.  We had a good dance.  It’s not like her.”

    BORCE WAS STALLING QUITE A BIT (UM , AHH), WHICH A DECEPTIVE PERSON DOES WHILE THINKING OF WHAT TO SAY RATHER THAN TELLING US WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENNED. HE SUBTLY BLAMES HER FOR WHAT HAPPENNED TO HER WHICH WE ARE YET TO FIND OUT. HE USES THE WORD “JUST” FOUR TIMES (ATTEMPTING TO MINIMISE THE FACT THAT KAREN IS MISSING AND POSSIBLY DEAD), HE TELLS US WHICH DOOR SHE WENT OUT OF FOR SOME REASON (BIG CLUE). HIS BROTHER USES THE LIARS NUMBER “3” AND DECIDES THAT IS NECESSARY TO LET US ALL KNOW THAT HE WAS ON GOOD TERMS WITH KAREN BY STATING “WE HAD A GOOD DANCE” WHY?

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  11. Something is up with the brother (Borce’s brother, that is). Borce may or may not know what became of Karen, but his brother is the one that did it. He needs to be looked at and monitored very closely.

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  12. Did he just follow Gerard Baden Clays line of we had a fight and she went for a walk. O please mate just tell your poor daughter where you dumped her body.

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  13. The stepson has been posting some really strange stuff about Karen. Have a look – first name starts with A; second name starts with R. Most was deleted earlier today but there’s still one very interesting post. Sounds like someone the police should re-interview (he also posted a picture of the CD of his interview with police) him as he’s clearly and angry guy with built-up issues.

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  14. Robbo, please can you alert whoever needs to see it, to this mongrel’s FB account? He randomly posts and deletes without warning so they need to keep a watchful eye on it all the time. Also, the brother-in-law … something is seriously up with him (my intuition is working overdrive on him) – someone needs to watch his movements.

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    • He is only stating the truth about what happened to him as a youngster, this I know as factual and FYI he has spoken to detectives about her and what she did to him for years and they have no concerns with him, so you can back off with calling him a mongrel as the only mongrel out there is the one who is missing or more likely in hiding as she owes a lot of people shit loads of money.

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      • And who are you in all of this, “Blu”? It’s easy to hide behind a keyboard and pretend you know what’s been said about – from where I’m standing anyway – someone who innocent until proven guilty and not even in the picture to defend herself!!!

        And yeah, he does sound like a right mongrel by all the stuff he’s posting. If he was genuine surely he’d be seeking help instead of trying to become (in)famous off the back of his weird Facebook ramblings.

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    • I’m not in Oz (as you can no doubt tell), hence why I can’t alert the right people to this. Could be a red herring / attention seeker, but between this and the brother-in-law I don’t think so.

      Also, lots of talk of her going missing as some sympathy ploy to get creditors off their backs.

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  15. What sticks in my mind was the comment, Police believe she may have been murdered. Is that just a dumb statement by another clueless journo or is that actually true coming from the police because you dont have to be murdered to go missing, as you and I know that. A person could just take off to get away from the pressures of family, work associates, health reasons, committing a deceiptful crime such as stealing money, having an affair, or even suicide etc the list is endless. But this has swayed automatically towards murder and by someone close to her. The sister did all the talking I noticed and the husband kept his mouth shut.

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    • The mention of murder seemed – among other things – premature. It was a weird thing to say at that point in time, and the police have not expanded upon it since.

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    • If you believe the accounts on FB, then real-life customers of hers have said what a lovely lady she was, etc. But there are very few of her friends coming forward (odd?).

      I’ve seen one or two relatives, or friends-of-relatives, posting ‘where are you Karen?’ type messages, but otherwise the only extremely vocal person about her has been this – presumed – Stepson.

      There was a post last night from Kids/z-something-or-other, under which there were numerous comments about what the (presumed) Stepson has been telling people, expanding on what the general public can view on his FB page.

      Personally, I’d take absolutely everything written on FB with a grain of salt – as I’ve already said, it’s easy to hide behind a keyboard and make claims that you know, or are, someone when it’s all BS.

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    • Yes, she doesn’t appear to have the expected grieving face of a young lady her age whose Mum has disappeared. Her face is DEFENSIVE rather than a blubbering mess. When the reporter asked Borce if he had killed his wife, he turned to his daughter and glanced at her for reassurance – I found this odd as he is the father figure who should be able to handle this and take some control at this point. Why didn’t he use this opportunity to issue us with a strong denial?

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  16. That Spirit Speak isn’t anything to do with me – I saw someone post about it on Facebook, underneath a post about Karen. It’s hard to hear anything on that SoundCloud clip, but the person who posted to the Facebook post translated it. I did ask if there’s any chance another ‘Karen’ was coming through but they said it wasn’t likely.

    I guess we’ll have to wait and see what transpires over the next couple of days.

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  17. It wasn’t the stepson or the husband, she wanted out of the marriage for years, it was planned, karen is alive and well, maybe seeking legal advice at the moment. As the stepson said, not all is as it seems.

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    • I hope that if she’s alive she realises how many resources are out there looking for her, and spending time on this case. It would be an awfully selfish thing to do.

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  18. She may never be found and join the growing list of missing persons or the police may already know and are keeping under wraps. The media can be so clumsy they twist the story around and stuff it up. She is one of hundreds of people missing so there must be a hell of alot of killers in Aust that have got away with murder or if they didnt meet foul play they may have committed suicide. The case that struck me was Karen Checheti That was horrible they say America is a dangerous place. Australia is just as bad we dont even need guns to murder men murder women with there bare hands.

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    • You are very right, Reagan.

      The general public will naturally jump to conclusions that her close family know what became of her, or were involved, when in reality she could have just been in the wrong place at the wrong time – much like Jill and Stephanie were. If that is the case, then it is absolutely devastating that all of this other stuff (financial issues, fraught relationship with stepson) has come out.

      I hope that she is found so her loved ones can have closure and get on with their lives.

      In the case of Jill, I remember seeing her image on a video clip posted to Facebook, where she was talking to her attacker outside a dress shop that had CCTV … I’ll never forget that. It was so chilling. 😦

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  19. Most recent high profile Alison Baden Clay, Karen Chetuci, Stephanie Scott, murdered by vile filthy scum is this woman another statistic. Are there more murders in Australia and is it that they just dont hit the headlines.

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  20. Yeah it was a chilling time about Jill Maher be causeI the media involved us we were waiting for an outcome like we are now with Mrs Rivteski and we dont even know the woman. It is a bit bizzare how we the public get involved I guess its curiosity. If this wasnt published we would not care.Although back in the day when Anita Cobby was murdered we still cared and we didnt have facebook and the internet then.

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  21. My observation is that the daughter knows more… there was something about her at the press conferences that didnt quite add up. Either she is protecting her father or vice versa …

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  22. Who goes for a walk with $850? Was she leaving him? I find that suburb a bit empty in that the houses are on huge blocks and people drive everywhere. It would be very easy to take someone. She looks young, maybe it’s like the girl in Doncaster the killer thought she was older. Going for a walk after a fight seems very gracious and noble, I wonder if she did that. Wasn’t the wheather awful then? Whoever did this just own up so she can be laid to rest peacefully.

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  23. I told you all, didn’t I? I said the brother-in-law knew something!!! Why the heck has it taken this long for the police to link him to the case? I’m so angry.

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  24. A female’s body has been located in Macedon suspected as that of Karen. Not far from where police were searching. Hopefully justice will come soon for her. One or two arrests should not be too far away I suspect.

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