Agence France-PresseMay 27, 2013 00:15
Australian police on Monday said they have opened a murder inquiry after the remains of a woman who disappeared almost 50 years ago were identified as those of a missing mother.
The skeletal remains were found by a bushwalker on a remote property in Gooloogong in central western New South Wales state in May 2009.
Testing confirmed in April this year that the bones were those of Judith Bartlett, who was last seen 145 kilometres (90 miles) away in Bathurst in 1964. They are believed to have been there since the 1960s.