Victorian Police have concluded their inquiries for missing Port Macquarie woman Ruth Ridley, however New South Wales Police are still continuing their investigation into her baffling disappearance.
Police believe Mrs Ridley, 58, travelled from her home in Port Macquarie to Tumbarumba where her estranged husband lives on Friday, 18 October in a dark blue Mitsubishi Pajero.
Tumbarumba is on the periphery of the Riverina and South West Slopes region in NSW.
The Pajero was found in Shelley, Victoria, 86 kilometres away on Tuesday, 29 October with the body of her 61-year-old estranged husband inside.
Victorian Police are still determining the circumstances surrounding the death however at this stage it is not being treated as suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner.
A spokesperson for Victorian Police said "the search for missing person Ruth Ridley has concluded in Victoria, the search is continuing in NSW".
On Thursday, November 7 NSW SES conducted a search via boat along Murray River starting at Neils Reserve, 7km east from Walwa in Victoria and worked their way approximately 5km downstream.
NSW Police have told the Port News "police are continuing the search for missing woman Ruth Ridley, with police divers entering the Murray River today (Wednesday 13 November 2019) to assist with search efforts".
Friends of Mrs Ridley are rallying around her family and praying the much loved community member will be found alive.
They have told the Port News they are hoping for the best and supporting each other and the family in this difficult time.
Mrs Ridley is a Christian and her church community has been praying she will be found alive.