Drone found in search zone of missing Victorian campers

A drone has been found in the search zone for two missing campers who vanished in the Victorian Alps almost a year ago.

Drone found in search zone of missing Victorian campers

A drone has been found in the search zone for two missing campers who vanished in the Victorian Alps almost a year ago.

Russell Hill and Carol Clay have not been heard from since March 20 last year, when Mr Hill stated via HF radio he was at Wonnangatta Valley.

Police confirmed a drone was handed into them over the weekend.

UNDER INVESTIGATION:

Missing Carol Clay and Russell Hill.

The new discovery could lead to a breakthrough in the missing persons case.

It is not yet known if the drone is the same one as Mr Hill's missing DJI drone.

The drone will be examined to determine whether it is the camper's missing drone and if it has any relevance to the investigation.

It comes as police revealed days earlier they were searching for an unknown white dual-cab, which was parked near the campsite.

"We understand that this vehicle was parked near the long drop toilet, or the public toilet and a small suspension bridge over the one again a river, which is, is within fairly close proximity to where we know that Russell and Carol camped," Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said.

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Mr Hill left his Drouin home on March 19 and picked up Ms Clay from her home in Pakenham in his white Toyota LandCruiser.

Ms Clay told friends she was going away and was expected to return home on March 28 or 29.

But instead, their campsite was found burnt out, with their mobile phones gone.

Investigators believe the pair may have been met with foul play.

Detectives continue to scour through bushland in a bid to solve the case.

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