A body has been removed from a beach on Victoria’s Surf Coast, just kilometres away from where missing mother Elisa Curry vanished.
The human remains were found at Point Roadknight near the town of Anglesea on Wednesday.
A pathologist is working to identify the person and cause of death, with investigators declining to confirm a gender.
However, locals say the body is that of a woman, the Geelong Advertiser reports.
Police on jet skis inspected the water about mid-afternoon and took off toward Aireys Inlet – the town from where 43-year-old Ms Curry disappeared 11 days ago.
‘Police are currently responding to reports of suspected human remains located on the coast near Anglesea,’ a Victoria police spokesman said.
‘The remains will need to be examined by a pathologist to establish the identity of the person and cause of death.’
The body was found on the beach seven kilometres from the holiday house where Ms Curry was last seen.
The gender of the body has not been confirmed, nor if it was found in the water.
But television footage showed police gathered on sand near a fence backing on to dunes.
Ms Curry, of Surrey Hills, Melbourne, was last seen at the home on Aireys Street at about 10pm on September 30.
She had watched the AFL Grand Final with neighbours at her $1million property earlier in the day while her husband David and three children were at the game in Melbourne.
The keen runner was known to jog long distances from the family’s Aireys Inlet property.
A week-long search of land, water and from the air failed to find Ms Curry before emergency services called it off.