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Forensic Doctor To Speak At Ristevski Hearing

A Melbourne magistrate is due to hear from a forensic doctor during a second week of evidence as he decides whether accused wife-killer Borce Ristevski should stand trial.

The 54-year-old claims Karen Ristevski left the couple's Avondale Heights home in June 2016 after an argument and never returned.

But prosecutors allege he murdered her and used her Mercedes-Benz roadster to dump her body in bushland northwest of Melbourne.

Ms Ristevski's remains were discovered by two horticulturists working at Macedon Regional Park eight months after she vanished.

Her cause of death could not be established by an autopsy.

A hearing continues on Monday in Melbourne Magistrates Court, with evidence from experienced forensic pathologist Stephen Cordner.

Family members, detectives, a Mercedes-Benz expert, an insect specialist and a CCTV analyst are among the witnesses to have already taken the stand in the high-profile case.

In an emotional testimony, Ristevksi's daughter Sarah said her parents rarely fought and her father was "never" aggressive towards her mother.

However, Karen Ristevski's aunt said Ristevski's accounts seemed "flimsy" and he didn't assist the police search as best he could when his wife vanished.

Prosecutors have compiled a 22,000-page evidence brief, including CCTV footage of a Mercedes, phone recordings and telecommunications data.

AAP

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