Jetstar pilot accused of murdering ‘secret lovers’ suffering from ‘baptism of fire’ prisoners Australia
Jestar’s pilot accused of killing “secret lovers” Carol Clay and Russell Hill experienced a “baptism of fire” during his first week behind bars, as authorities transferred him to the same unit where the Cardinal George Pell has been detained.
Greg Lynn, 55, has been charged with the murder of the elderly couple who went missing from a campsite in the Victorian Alps in March of last year.
The former pilot has been remanded in custody since arriving at Melbourne Assessment Prison and has been the subject of keen interest among inmates.
“The unit is extremely loud and noisy due to the profile of the prisoner inside, so he receives a baptism of fire,” the prison source told the Sun Herald.
The unit where Lynn is currently being held has housed some of Australia’s most high-profile inmates, including Cardinal George Pell and Bourke Street killer James Gargasoulas.
Greg Lynn, 55, has been charged with the murder of the elderly couple who went missing from a campsite in the Victorian Alps in March last year
The former Jetstar pilot has been remanded in custody since arriving at Melbourne Assessment Prison and has been the subject of keen interest among inmates.
The unit where Lynn is now being held has hosted some of Australia’s most high-profile inmates, including Cardinal George Pell (pictured)
Prison authorities use pre-trial detention to separate high-profile prisoners from the general population out of fear for their safety.
It also allows staff to monitor the inmate more closely.
The insider told the Herald Sun that the prison where Lynn is currently being held is full of “loud, disruptive and unmanageable holes.”
The alleged killer of Ms. Clay and Mr. Hill will have to carry out a 14-day quarantine before his passage.
He will then spend 23 hours a day locked in his cell, given the nature of his alleged crime, with only one hour a day allowed outside for fresh air and exercise.
Lynn was arrested after specially trained police officers descended from helicopters into an isolated bush to prevent the prime suspect in the murder of Australia’s secret love campers from committing suicide.
Prison officers use pre-trial detention to separate high-profile inmates from the general population out of fear for their safety
Lynn has been charged with the murders of Carol Clay, 73 (left) and Russell Hill, 74 (right) after they disappeared from a campsite on an illicit extra-marital trip in March 2020
Specially trained police officers descended from helicopters into an isolated bush to prevent prime suspect Greg Lynn (pictured) from taking his own life
The 55-year-old is said to be armed with high powered rifles as police approached when he was arrested in the bush near Arbuckle Junction in Victoria’s High Country.
Detectives were said to have feared he could self-harm or destroy vital evidence and allowed the Special Operations Group helicopter mission to intervene and seize him.
Lynn was then charged with the murders of Ms Clay, 73, and Mr Hill, 74, after they disappeared from a campsite on an extra-marital trip in March 2020.
The couple, who had been in a secret relationship for years, were last heard from on March 20 when Mr. Hill, an experienced outdoorsman, made a call via a high-frequency radio saying he was in the Wonnangatta Valley.
Campers found Mr Hill’s car destroyed by fire at their burnt out campsite near Dry River Creek Track the next day, but no trace was ever found of the couple.
Shortly after Lynn’s arrest, detectives found human remains, believed to belong to the couple, on the road they believe the killer took as he fled from the scene of the murder.
In the weeks leading up to the arrest, detectives had deliberately stepped up pressure on the double killer, with media leaks in an attempt to force him out of hiding.
Although police have revealed that they are looking for a 4×4 and trailer identical to the ones Lynn owned, he would never have shown up in the couple’s new killer hunt.
The rich Jetstar pilot – described by friends as a “strange fish”, according to Age – had previously spoken to detectives when he was first identified by his cell phone data as being in the area at the time of their disappearance.
But following new CCTV photos showing a blue Nissan Patrol and a trailer in Mount Hotham at the time of the couple’s disappearance, Lynn has become the prime suspect.
Avid camper and father of two Greg Lynn (pictured with second wife Melanie) has been charged with the couple’s murder
Campers found Mr Hill’s car destroyed by fire at their burnt out campsite near Dry River Creek Track, but no sign of the elderly lovers
Lynn is said to have a matching vehicle, but it has since apparently been repainted in beige.
He also reportedly owned a trailer like the one seen in the footage, but sold it online after the couple disappeared.
Lynn has since lived a seemingly normal life with his second wife, flight attendant Melanie, at their home in Caroline Springs in Melbourne.
In January, he proudly posted a photo of him grilling a leg of lamb on the $ 85 Bunnings spit he received as a Christmas present, with the caption: “Christmas present.” First time. Leg of lamb. Delicious!’
Her marriage to his first wife, Lisa, had ended in 1999. She was found dead in the garden of her home later that year, after an overdose of antidepressants and alcohol.
Her marriage to his first wife, Lisa, (pictured) had ended in 1999. She was found dead in the backyard of her home later that year after overdosing on antidepressants and alcohol.
He lived a seemingly normal life with his second wife, flight attendant Melanie (pictured), at their home in Caroline Springs in Melbourne
The father-of-two was a pilot for Ansett Airlines at the time, having previously trained with the RAAF, but left when denied the opportunity to fly fighter jets.
Following the collapse of Ansett in 2001, Mr. Lynn moved to Qatar to become a senior pilot and returned to Australia to work at Jetstar six years later.
He was said to have been a low cost airline’s captain and trainer, earning around $ 280,000.
The avid outdoorsman and frequent camper – who had a firearms license – is said to be “an obsessive eye for detail, highly intelligent and calm under pressure.”
But acquaintances told The Age he was also a self-centered, self-centered narcissist.
As the police prepared to move in to arrest him, Mr Lynn returned to Victoria’s wilderness bush in his 4×4, armed with his rifles used for bush hunting.
Detectives made the decision to board the helicopter mission to immediately rush to take him into custody and arrested him without incident.
He was interrogated for three days at Sale police station before eventually being charged with the double murder.
On Thursday, detectives confirmed that they finally had ended their hunt for the bodies of Ms. Clay and Mr. Hill after the search at a specific location near Dargo, Victoria.
While the remains have yet to be officially identified, with DNA test results expected to take some time, Victoria Police have confirmed the 19-month mission to uncover the couple’s plight is now nearing completion.
Police on Thursday ended their search for the missing campers after discovering human remains that were sent for DNA testing.