Police in New South Wales have began a homicide investigation after the remains of a woman missing for 50 years were identified by overseas experts.
Judith Bartlett was last seen in Bathurst in March 1964.
A bushwalker discovered what have now been identified as her remains at a property in the central western NSW town of Gooloogong in 2009.
AAP reports samples of her bones were sent to New Zealand for analysis and tests were also carried out by DNA experts in the United States.
Detective Inspector Denise Godden said the findings suggest the death is suspicious.