POLICE have charged the partner of Douglas Kally with his murder - more than four years after the Victorian father disappeared.
Angela Williams, 43, of Mariners St, St Leonards, was arrested earlier today and driven by police to the Indented Head home she shared with Mr Kally until he went missing in 2008 - and where detectives had spent days digging up the backyard in search for clues to his suspicious disappearance.
Soon after police revealed they had found human remains buried in the rear of the property, they released a statement saying Ms Williams had been charged with one count of murder.
It was believed she and the couple's two children lived in the McDonald St house for two years after Mr Kally disappeared, before moving to St Leonards.
She has been remanded in custody to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The charge comes after detectives conducting a high-profile search of the McDonald St home found a body.
Police said they have yet to identify the remains.
The case was re-opened this week after police received a tip off that Mr Kally may have been killed in his own home.
Mr Kally, 48, who is also known as Dragon Dordevic, was reported missing by his family in October, 2008, after he had not seen them for months.
Detectives said Mr Kally had a criminal past and called on any former associates to come forward with information about anyone who may have played a part in his disappearance.
Detective Senior Sergeant David Snare, of the Homicide Squad, confirmed Mr Kally was known to police.
He had told colleagues in July, 2008, that he would be travelling to the NSW coastal town of Kiama. But he failed to arrive.
He was seen at a Moolap marine centre in July, and again between then and October of that year.
Police want anyone with information about Mr Kally's movements between July and October, 2008, to come forward.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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