POLICE believe they have found the body of 55-year-old Doubleview woman Julie Anne Cooper who went missing last month.
She was last seen on Friday August 17, when she advised her friends and family she would be out of contact for about two weeks.
Inquiries by police led to a search of bushland in Ashendon today.
During a media briefing this afternoon they revealed that as a result of that search forensic teams are currently processing a grave site where female remains were found.
Police believe the remains are those of Ms Cooper, pending a formal ID.
As part of the investigation, police are searching for a silver Toyota Camry sedan with the plates 1CGT 526, although they believe the plates may have been changed.
A man in custody is helping with investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.