Police have found the remains of missing teenager Cayleb Hough in a mineshaft in a national park, north-east of Melbourne.

Cayleb Hough.  Image source: Victoria Police.
Cayleb Hough. Image source: Victoria Police.

Cayleb’s remains were found in the Lerderberg State Park in Bacchus Marsh on March 10 and has been formally identified.

The death is being treated as suspicious by Police.

With the assistance of the SES, detectives from the Missing Persons Squad will today search the area for clues into the teenager’s death.

Cayleb was last seen alive near The Crescent, Highett, in the early hours of December 20.  In January, police found the car he was seen travelling in in the car park of a Southbank entertainment complex.  The car remains in police possession as the investigation continues.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Rhodes from the Missing Persons Squad, said Cayleb’s family deserved answers.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the Lerderderg State Park since December 20 last year,” he said.  “Someone out there knows who is responsible for Cayleb’s death and we are appealing for them to come forward and contact police.”

Image source: Victoria Police & Shutterstock

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  • The deth of a young reason s always sad.


  • Tragic story,l feel for the family and hope they get the answers they need for closure of their son.


  • How sad for this young man to have lost his life, and for the grief his family must be going through. My condolences to the family.


  • Heart go out to this family that are moaning the loss of their child. Hope they find who did this


  • So sad :( I hope they find whoever is responsible!


  • So sad – words cannot express my sorrow and anger that Cayleb’s life was cut short in this very tragic way.


  • RIP young man. Hope that you have found peace.


  • What tragic story.I hope they find well deserved answers for the family.


  • Like it


  • Let’s hope someone comes forward to put this poor families mind at rest, at such an awful time.


  • My heart is breaking for calebs family. I have been following this story since he qent missing in December


  • The pain of not knowing is terrible. This is a horrible outcome. My thoughts are with Caleb’s family and friends.


  • how sad for his family. May he rest in peace. I wish the police and the family all the best as they try to find out what happened to this young man and come to terms with his death.


  • What an awful outcome. I hope the family get answers. Thoughts are with the family. RIP


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