Skeletal remains found in Byron Bay are finally identified – but discovery doesn’t solve the mystery of missing backpacker Theo Hayez
Skeletal remains found in bushland in Byron Bay belong to missing woman Thea Liddle, police have confirmed.
The bones were found at a makeshift camp site on the New South Wales north coast on July 14.
Ms Liddle was last seen in the Mooball area, between Byron Bay and Tweed Heads, in October, though was not reported missing until January.
Skeletal remains found in bushland in Byron Bay belong to missing woman Thea Liddle, police have confirmed
Tweed and Byron Police district commander, superintendent Dave Roptell said Ms Liddle’s death was currently under investigation.
‘While the positive identification of these remains is a good result for Strike Force Holby detectives – it is also devastating news to Thea’s family and friends.’
‘While they can now lay Thea to rest, questions around the circumstances of her death remain under investigation.’
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