Detectives arrest Central Coast man for murder of Carly McBride

HUNTER Valley detectives have charged a Central Coast man with the murder of mother-of-two, Carly McBride.

The remains of the 31-year-old Belmont woman were discovered in bushland near a road at Owens Gap on the outskirts of Scone in August last year.

Police from the Hunter Valley Local Area Command formed Strike Force Karabi when Ms McBride was reported missing in September 2014 during a visit to Muswellbrook.

About 8am on Monday, detectives travelled to a home at San Remo and arrested a 39-year-old man.

He was taken to the Wyong Police Station where he was formally charged with murder.

The accused was also charged with unrelated charges pertaining to the destruction by fire of a rental car and weapons offences.

The man was refused bail and ordered to appear before the Wyong Local Court this afternoon.

Detectives also executed a search warrant on his home at Buff Point.

Strike Force investigators are continuing to make inquiries into the murder and are urging anyone with information about the case to contact them via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.