Police have made a breakthrough arrest in the murder case of Lake Macquarie woman, Ms Carly McBride, arresting 39-year-old Mr Sayle Kenneth Newson, in San Remo.
31-year-old Ms McBride of Belmont, disappeared on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, during a visit to a former partner, Mr Andrew Easton’s, Muswellbrook home.
Mr Newson reported Ms McBride missing and told police that when he returned to Mr Easton’s residence, after having dropped her off there earlier, Ms McBride had left the property after an argument and was supposedly heading to a McDonald’s restaurant 2km away.
Detectives from the Hunter Valley Local Area Command formed Strike Force Karabi to investigate her disappearance and conducted a series of searches of bushland and properties in the Muswellbrook area.
Investigations indicated that Ms McBride never arrived at the McDonalds.
Investigations continued into her disappearance, and in August 2016, the remains of the mother-of-two were found in roadside scrub at Owens Gap on the outskirts of Scone.
Just after 8am on Monday, June 19, investigators attended a home at San Remo and arrested Mr Newson in connection with the murder.
He was taken to Wyong Police Station and formally charged with Ms McBride’s murder, along with other charges pertaining to the destruction by fire of a rental car and weapons offences.
Mr Newson was refused bail and appeared before Wyong Local Court on June 19.
Detectives executed a search warrant on Mr Newson’s Buff Point home.
Detectives confirmed the cause of Ms McBrides death was blunt force trauma and said she was assaulted to the point of death.
Media release, Jun 19
NSW Police Media