DETECTIVES who searched the home of the man accused of murdering Carly McBride at Muswellbrook in 2014 found documents and maps of the Upper Hunter which were highlighted and scrawled with notes, including a misspelled obscenity and the words "where does one hour get you from Mussy?", a jury has heard.
Sayle Kenneth Newson, 43, Ms McBride's boyfriend of about eight weeks at the time of her disappearance, is on trial in Newcastle Supreme Court accused of murdering Ms McBride at Muswellbrook on September 30, 2014, and dumping her body in bush about 25 metres from Bunnan Road at Owens Gap.
The prosecution allege Mr Newson - who Crown prosecutor Lee Carr said had competed in a number of professional Muay Thai fights - intercepted Ms McBride after she left a visit with her daughter and killed her by inflicting a number of blows to her head and back.
Ms McBride's body was found nearly two years later in August, 2016.
Crime scene officers and detectives gave evidence on Tuesday, with detective senior constable Shelene Mawhinney telling the jury a search of Mr Newson's home on the Central Coast in June 2017 uncovered a "large bundle of documents" in a shoebox under a bed.
Among the documents was a piece of paper with the words: "Where does one hour get you from Mussy?"
Detectives also seized two maps, including one that had a large handwritten circle around the Upper Hunter towns of Muswellbrook and Scone with a handwritten "1HR" at the top of the circle.
The map was also highlighted in sections and had the letters "FUK" written on it, the jury were told.
Mr Carr had told the jury about the map during his opening address and said the location at Owens Gap where Ms McBride's remains were found was inside the handwritten circle.
That map also had the numbers 1, 2 and 3 written on it in locations outside Muswellbrook, with senior constable Mawhinney giving evidence that the first two numbers marked the location of point-to-point cameras.
Senior constable Mawhinney said number 3 was not the location of a point-to-point camera and could have been a mine site.
The second map of the Upper Hunter had handwritten circles and highlighted sections with the words "where is cameras of roads leading out" written on it, the jury heard.
Under cross-examination from defence barrister Chris Watson, the detective agreed neither map had highlighted the areas of Owens Gap or Bunnan Road.
Mr Watson also suggested that the areas highlighted and circled on the maps were major points of interest for searches such as waterways and lakes.
The trial continues.