Human remains believed to belong to a murdered NSW woman have been located in a forest near Wagga Wagga.
Allecha Boyd, then aged 27, was last seen in the township of Coolamon on the afternoon of August 10, 2017.
Detectives were called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the suspicious disappearance and suspected murder.
And following inquiries, two men –aged 19 and 37 – were charged in 2017 and a 35-year-old woman was charged in 2018 – matters which have since been finalised in court.
On Tuesday, investigators, assisted by specialist forensic officers, commenced a search in the Lester State Forest, about 20km south-west of the township of Coolamon.
Soon after they discovered skeletal remains.
The remains – which are yet to be formally identified – will be subject to forensic examination and further analysis.
Riverina Police District Commander Superintendent Bob Noble said police believe the remains are those of Allecha.
“The loss of a loved one is never easy to deal with, but we hope the Boyd family will soon be able to say goodbye to Allecha,” he said.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.