The remains of a woman who mysteriously disappeared more than three years ago have been discovered on the side of an Outback road.
A skeleton was found on August 25 by a man next to Hervey Range Rd, 100 km west of Townsville, in the far north of Queensland.
After exhaustive tests on the bones, the police were able to confirm that it was the body of Julie Louise Hutchinson, 48, who had disappeared since April 9, 2015.
Queensland woman Julie Louise Hutchinson had disappeared since 2015 and her remains were found on August 25
Michael Hutchinson (pictured), 48, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in March 2017
Ms. Hutchinson's husband, Michael Hutchinson, 48, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in March 2017, Courier Mail reported.
For a month after he killed his wife, Hutchinson sent messages from his phone to his friends, relatives, co-workers and himself in an attempt to validate his story.
"I've packed some things and gone with a friend," a text message was sent from his dead wife's phone, according to A Current Affair.
"I'll leave for about a week and they'll pay me this week so I can pay some bills, sell the Mazda if you want, I do not care and tell the kids what you want.
Hutchinson answered from his phone: "Not even a goodbye? You did not even see the children before you left? I can not believe this is happening … this is not the Julie I married.
A text sent from Julie's phone said: "Stop worrying, it makes me feel more guilty.
& # 39; I have done you so many bad things and I have ruined our relationship. I know you can take care of children, that makes me feel a little better. I'm still fine. "
Hutchinson also sent a letter of resignation to Julie's boss from her email account, the program reported.
Hutchinson admitted dropping Ms. Hutchinson's body (pictured) in a thicket at Herveys Range, outside Townsville
He also looked at Google how to empty the start of a Mazda 6, how to stop the smell of the body and the decomposition of the human body, according to the Townsville newsletter.
When he was first interviewed by the police, Hutchinson broke down and said: "She just will not come home. I do not know why.
But as his story began to fall apart, Hutchinson admitted to throwing his body in thickets in Herveys Range, just outside Townsville.
He is currently serving 15 and a half years of his sentence behind bars.