Man accused of murdering missing campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill fronts court

May 31, 2022
Greg Lynn was arrested in relation to the camper's disappearance on November 21. Source: Instagram/@caffeinecrimeandcanines

The man accused of murdering missing Victorian campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill has appeared in Sales Magistrate Court on Tuesday, May 31.

Gregg Lynn, 55 appeared via video link from the Melbourne Assessment Prison, where he has been held for the past six months.

Lynn was arrested in relation to the camper’s disappearance on November 21, 2021 and was later charged with two counts of murder after he was questioned for several days by police.

Russell Hill and Carol Clay were last heard from on March 20, 2020 when they were camping in the Wonnangatta Valley. The couple’s campsite was discovered by campers on March 21 allegedly destroyed by fire near Dry River Creek Track, Hill’s vehicle was found with signs of minor fire damage.

Defence lawyer Chris McLennan told the court on Tuesday that he was seeking a lengthy adjournment to the case, claiming the police exhibits provided to the defence were in digital form and could not be accessed by Lynn.

“The brief has arrived in a digital form and my client hasn’t got access to a computer, as I understand it the prosecution needs about eight to 10 weeks to get exhibits and other transcripts,” McLennan said.

The prosecution also indicated to the court that they required additional time to organise transcripts and exhibits.

Magistrate Tim Walsh adjourned the case to August 23. Lynn didn’t make an application for bail.

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