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A witness says Karen Ristevski’s husband made disturbing comments before his wife’s murder

This is a good place to get rid of somebody.

Eight months after Melbourne mum Karen Ristevski went missing, her body was found in the Mt Macedon Regional Park on February 20th.

Since then, her husband Borce, whom she had a fight with shortly before leaving her family home for the last time, has remained a prime suspect in the case, despite vehemently denying any involvement.

A man who claims he met Mr Ristevski in South East Asia during a business trip has now come forward to say he made chilling comments during their brief time together.

The man, who chose to remain anonymous, told 7 News that his interactions with Mr Ristevski sent “shivers down [his] spine”

“When I first met him, I asked him if he was married and he didn’t reply back to me. I found that a bit weird,” the man said.

“One of the comments he threw out that I found was very, very weird was, ‘this is a good place to get rid of somebody,’ and it’s not like something you say to someone you’ve just met.”

After seeing Karen’s case on the news, the anonymous man told the police about the interaction.

“There was something eating me up inside saying I should report it to police,” he said.

Police have confirmed they are investigating the claims.

This information comes after another witness came forward with vital information last week.

The witness told homicide detectives they saw a man standing next to murdered mother Karen Ristevski’s car, close to where her body was discovered.

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The yet-to-be identified man was alone with the car in the Mt Macedon area in the time before the distressing discovery of her body.

The man was seen just 1.5km from where the 47-year-old’s remains were eventually found a long eight months after she vanished from the family home.

Police are stressing the importance of this new information, claiming the significance “cannot be overstated”.

The police have been appealing for witnesses since Mrs Ristevski was last seen on June 29 last year, releasing CCTV footage of a car that could have been hers last month.

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