Man arrested after mum mysteriously vanished

Nadine Carroll
·1-min read

A man has been arrested after a woman mysteriously vanished in Melbourne.

Ju Zhang, 33, also known as Kelly, was last seen at the home she shares with her eight-year-old son in the Melbourne suburb of Epping about 5pm on February 1.

She was reported missing to police by a friend the following day.

Police initially spoke to the woman’s boyfriend who said he had last seen Kelly after she had left her home to go for a walk.

Ju Zhang went missing earlier this month. Source: Victoria Police
Ju Zhang went missing earlier this month. Source: Victoria Police

Kelly was last seen wearing a pink pyjama top and shorts and no shoes and did not take any belongings with her when she disappeared, except her mobile phone which has not been recovered.

Police said Kelly has no family in the country and her disappearance was considered to be our of character.

“Kelly is a very loving mother to her eight-year-old son and would not leave him under any circumstances,” Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said at a press conference Saturday.

Victoria Police said in a statement a 35-year-old Doncaster man was arrested on Sunday afternoon and was assisting police with enquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report online.

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