Borce Ristevski was arrested this morning at 7:20am by the Missing Persons Squad and charged with the murder of his wife, Karen Ristevski, The Age reports.
49-year-old Karen Ristevski disappeared from her Avondale Heights home back on June 29, 2016. Her body had been found in dense Victorian bushland 65km north of Melbourne and 52km from where she was last seen in February of this year.
She was last seen alive by Borce Ristevski in her home of Melbourne's north-west. Mr Ristevski told police his wife left the house around 10am after an argument over money.
The last thing Karen reportedly told her husband was, "I’m going to go and clear my head."
Though Mr Ristevski consistently denied having any involvement in the disappearance of his wife, police had named him the primary suspect in the case.
He drove Karen's car on the day of her disappearance and both his and Karen's phones “pinged” off transmission towers on the Calder Freeway. Mr Ristevski's phone was then switched off for two hours.
He will appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court this morning.