Melbourne police search landfill for missing mother Kelly Zhang


Cops search a RUBBISH TIP for missing Melbourne mum, 33, last seen wearing a pink nightgown and slippers – as her boyfriend is charged with murder

  • Kelly ‘Ju’ Zhang, 33, was last seen leaving her home in Epping on February 1 
  • Her boyfriend Joon Seong Tan, 35, was charged with her murder on February 11
  • Police will now conduct a four-day search of landfill to find Ms Zhang’s body 

Police will search a rubbish tip as part of their investigation into the suspicious disappearance of a Melbourne mother.

Kelly ‘Ju’ Zhang, 33, was last seen leaving her Epping home on February 1, wearing a pink nightgown and possibly slippers.

Her boyfriend, Joon Seong Tan, 35, was charged with her murder on February 11, a day after he was arrested at Melbourne Airport.

Police on Tuesday will begin a four-day search of landfill at Wollert Waste Management Centre in an effort to find Ms Zhang’s body.

Kelly 'Ju' Zhang, 33, was last seen leaving her Epping home on February 1, wearing a pink nightgown

Kelly ‘Ju’ Zhang, 33, was last seen leaving her Epping home on February 1, wearing a pink nightgown

A number of searches were conducted for the mother-of-one earlier this year, including in bushland in Heidelberg West and Alphington.

Missing Persons Squad Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said police wanted to provide Ms Zhang’s China-based family with some answers.

‘We’re hopeful that the search this week will move us closer to ultimately being able to find Ju and give her family even a small amount of comfort that she’s been located,’ he said in a statement on Tuesday.

Police on Tuesday will begin a four-day search of landfill at Wollert Waste Management Centre in an effort to find Ms Zhang's body

Police on Tuesday will begin a four-day search of landfill at Wollert Waste Management Centre in an effort to find Ms Zhang’s body

‘This has been an incredibly difficult few months for them, however, our investigators are as tenacious and committed as ever.’

He urged anyone with information about Ms Zhang’s appearance to come forward.

Tan is due to face court again on July 16.

Her boyfriend, Joon Seong Tan, 35, was charged with her murder on February 11

Her boyfriend, Joon Seong Tan, 35, was charged with her murder on February 11



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