UPDATED, 4.30pm Wednesday: A second man has been charged over the alleged murder of Wangoom's Chris Jarvis.
The 70-year-old Wangoom man and former police officer was charged with a single count of murder on Wednesday afternoon.
He will be remanded to appear at Warrnambool Magistrates Court tomorrow.
It came after a 59-year-old Warrnambool man appeared in the same court about 3pm Wednesday.
Victoria Police crime command Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill released a statement.
"Our heartfelt thoughts are with the Jarvis family today. The past 16 years have been an incredibly difficult time for them,: he said.
"As much as this is about holding those responsible to account, we are hopeful that these arrests bring us closer to providing the answers the family has been desperately seeking and deserves.
"I would like to thank members of the public who provided crucial information to police regarding this matter - as is often the case, such information provided investigators with the last missing piece of the puzzle to advance the investigation.
"In this instance, it has gone a significant way to giving much deserved answers to a grieving family.
"While we now have the opportunity to put this matter before the criminal courts, our efforts to locate the remains of Christopher continue."
A 59-year-old Warrnambool man has been charged with murder over the 2006 disappearance of Wangoom's Chris Jarvis.
The man is expected to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Wednesday for a bail/remand hearing.
He was one of two men arrested on Tuesday by Victorian Police missing person squad detectives, who conducted raids at Warrnambool and Wangoom.
The other man, a 70-year-old from Wangoom, remains in police custody at the Warrnambool police station.
Investigations into the 2006 disappearance of Wangoom's Chris Jarvis have been delayed due to health concerns relating to one arrested man.
Two men were arrested on Tuesday after police raids at Wangoom and Warrnambool.
During Tuesday one of the two men repeatedly reported medical issues, including a heart condition.
He was transported to the Warrnambool Base Hospital for assessment and was cleared of serious medical issues.
Investigations continued during the reported medical issues, and will be ongoing today.
Two men arrested as part of an investigation into the 2006 disappearance of Warrnambool man Christopher Jarvis could be held in custody for an unknown time.
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton previously said, in relation to a separate case, there was no urgency to lay charges against someone as a person could be detained for "a reasonable time" under the Crimes Act.
The act does not give a specific time limit and sets out a range of circumstances that factor into what constitutes a "reasonable time", including:
"Ultimately, it's up to homicide investigators, or in this case the missing person's squad to, if you like, justify and log what they've done over a period time. Because a court then determines whether that is reasonable time," Mr Patton said.
One of two men arrested in relation to the 2006 disappearance of Warrnambool man Christopher Jarvis is a former police officer.
More to come.
Tuesday afternoon: Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation into the 2006 disappearance of Warrnambool man Christopher Jarvis.
Missing Persons Squad detectives executed warrants at two residential properties in Wangoom and Warrnambool on Tuesday morning.
A 70-year-old Wangoom man and a 59-year-old Warrnambool man were taken into custody and will now be interviewed by police.
The arrests follow Chris' disappearance in June 2006.
The 38-year-old was last seen when he left the house he shared with his partner and stepchildren on Warrne Road in Wangoom at around 6am on Tuesday, June 13.
When he didn't arrive at work, staff contacted Christopher's partner at around 7.30am.
At about 8am, his car - a silver 1991 Ford station wagon - was located on fire at Warrnambool's Thunder Point.
The investigation was originally handled by local police as a missing person and initial inquiries suggested his disappearance was not suspicious.
But the case was reopened following new information from the public which suggested the involvement of other people.
Tuesday's arrests came after Christopher's son Cale pleaded for information at Warrnambool police station last week.
"We just want some answers. It's been a painful 16 years for all of us," he said last Monday.
"We're very grateful for this opportunity to have the case reopened."
Anyone with further information regarding Chris' disappearance is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 300 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
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