Authorities have confirmed that the human remains that were found washed up on a beach near Anglesea on Victoria's Surf Coast belong to Elisa Curry. The remains of the Melbourne mother were discovered by a local on Wednesday.
The local was walking their dog at Point Roadknight, the popular surf spot stretches about 10 kilometres north-east of Aireys Inlet where Ms. Curry is believed to have gone missing. Reports from police authorities in Victoria indicate that her death is not being treated as suspicious, although the investigations are still underway.
The Melbourne mother was last spotted by a neighbour at her family's Aireys Inlet holiday home on the night of the AFL grand final. Authorities said that the neighbour saw Ms Curry get into bed about 10:00pm just after they had a conversation on some personal issues.
The other family members, her husband and children arrived from the grand final the next day only to find her missing. It turns out that her phone was missing, and her dog was also in the streets roaming. After the incident was reported, emergency service crews started conducting a search for Ms Curry in an area that is located near the family’s holiday home.
The crews also conducted a wider search on nearby bush tracks since Ms Curry was an intense marathon runner. Ms Curry's husband, David Curry, made an appeal for anyone with information to contact the police in the days following the disappearance.
Shortly after the appeal, Victoria Police Inspector Peter Seel said that Mr Curry was "doing it pretty hard" and the family, including the couple's three children, had been referred to counsellors after the unfortunate incident. He also revealed that with the little information that he had, it was barely possible to establish what exactly happened.
"It's different [to other missing persons cases] in that, normally you might get a direction of travel or a car being left somewhere, or a phone that pings somewhere," Inspector Seel said.
"We don't know what she was wearing, at that time we don't know what her state of mind was so it's difficult to gather all that together and know what's happened."