Police have confirmed human remains found washed up on a beach near Anglesea on Victoria’s Surf Coast belong to missing Melbourne mother Elisa Curry.
The remains were discovered on Wednesday by a local walking their dog at Point Roadknight, a popular surf spot about 10 kilometres north-east of Aireys Inlet where Ms Curry disappeared.
Victoria Police said her death was not being treated as suspicious, but the investigation remained ongoing.
Ms Curry was last seen at her family’s Aireys Inlet holiday home by a neighbour on the night of the AFL grand final.
Police said the neighbour saw Ms Curry get into bed about 10pm after the two had a conversation about a personal matter.
Ms Curry’s husband and children, who had been at the grand final, arrived at the family holiday home the next day to find her missing.
Her phone was missing and her dog was found roaming the streets.
Emergency service crews had been searching for Ms Curry in an area near the family’s holiday home.
Ms Curry was a keen marathon runner and a wider search was also conducted on nearby bush tracks.
Police on the scene where human remains are found near Anglesea.
In the days following her disappearance, Ms Curry’s husband, David Curry, made an appeal for anyone with information to contact police.
Following the appeal, Victoria Police Inspector Peter Seel said Mr Curry was “doing it pretty hard” and the family, including the couple’s three children, had been referred to counsellors.
He said with little information, it was difficult to know what had happened.
“It’s different [to other missing persons cases] in that, normally you might get a direction of travel or a car being left somewhere, or a phone that pings somewhere,” Inspector Seel said.
“We don’t know what she was wearing, at that time we don’t know what her state of mind was so it’s difficult to gather all that together and know what’s happened.”