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Manly Local Area Command

Man Arrested Over Woman’s Death, Skeletal Remains Located At North Head Last Year

Homicide Squad

Detectives from the Homicide Squad and Manly Local Area Command have this morning arrested a man following investigations into the death of Melloney Menhennitt following her disappearance from Manly in 2004.

Shortly before 6am today, detectives attended a hostel in Manly where they arrested a 42-year-old man.

He has been taken to Manly Police Station where he currently remains. Charges are expected to be laid.

Today’s arrest follows ongoing investigations into the death of a woman, Melloney Menhennitt, in 2004.

Melloney, who was 23 years old at the time, was reported missing to Police by her parents on Wednesday 24 March 2004 after she was not heard of for some days.

Skeletal remains which have been identified as that of Melloney Menhennitt were discovered on 26 September last year, by people searching for bottles in bushland off North Head Scenic Drive, within the Sydney Harbour National Park.

A subsequent search of bushland at North Head was conducted by officers from the Public Order Riot Squad on 29 September 2009. (Vision of the search was previously issued by Police).

Strike Force Glenidol was established to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Melloney Menhennitt and comprises detectives from the State Crime Command Homicide Squad, with assistance from Manly Local Area Command.

Investigations are ongoing and police are continuing to seek a second man who they wish to speak to in relation to the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. All calls can be dealt with in strict confidence.

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