Wollongong, just south of Sydney in Australia, where the bones were found. Photo: Google Maps

Bones believed to belong to a Vietnamese businessman who went missing four years ago and was suspected to have been murdered have been found in Sydney, Australia.

Mihn Phuoc Nguyen, 50, who was also known as Paul, was last seen driving away from a hotel on May 1, 2014, in Sydney. Police suspect Nguyen was killed in an apartment in suburban Bankstown after a blood stain was found on a carpet there, The Newcastle Herald reported.

In 2015, two men were arrested and charged with involvement in Nguyen’s murder. Zulfukar Aljubouri, 23, was charged with Nguyen’s murder, while a 19-year-old man was charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Aljubouri pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, but guilty to manslaughter and unlawfully disposing of a corpse. He remains in custody awaiting sentencing.

Police conducted several searches for Nguyen’s body and his car but failed to find them. On Tuesday, bones believed to be human were found in a bushland west of Wollongong, a city just south of Sydney. Police said the bones will undergo DNA testing.

“The bones will be subject to examination by a forensic pathologist and forensic anthropologist, followed by further analysis, including DNA testing to determine the identity of the remains,” police said.

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