Police can confirm the human remains found at Mount Macedon yesterday are that of missing Avondale Heights, woman Karen Ristevski, Victoria Police say.
Investigators received the results following forensic testing this afternoon.
Karen was last seen at her home address on Oakley Drive in Avondale Heights at about 10am on 29 June last year.
Her remains were located by a member of the public in bushland off Loch Road at Mount Macedon about 12.30pm yesterday.
Police conducted a line search at the scene today and are keen to speak to anyone that may have seen any suspicious activity in that area.
Missing Persons Squad detectives are appealing for anyone that may have been walking along the dirt track off Loch Road or anyone that may have seen any vehicles to contact them.
Investigators are also hoping to speak to anyone that may have been at Mount Macedon any time from June last year and took photos or any video footage in the area.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers.