NSW man charged over body in the bush

A man has been charged with murdering Christine Neilan, who's body was found in Lightning Ridge.
A man has been charged with murdering Christine Neilan, who's body was found in Lightning Ridge.

A man has been charged with murdering a woman in north western NSW last year.

The body of 39-year-old Christine Neilan was found in bushland at Lightning Ridge on January 9, 2020.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died from serious head injuries.

Homicide Squad detectives on October 14-17 conducted an extensive search of a property and surrounding bushland at Lightning Ridge.

A 73-year-old man was arrested at the property on Monday and charged with murder.

The man has been refused bail and will appear at Walgett Local Court on Tuesday.

Australian Associated Press