Remains found in search for missing Melbourne mum

·News Reporter
·1-min read

Human remains have been found at a landfill site during a search for a missing Melbourne mum.

Kelly 'Ju' Zhang, 33, was last seen leaving her Epping home, in the city's north, on February 1, wearing a pink nightgown and possibly slippers.

On Friday, about 2pm, police located human remains in a Wollert landfill in Melbourne’s north.

Kelly 'Ju' Zhang, 33, is pictured.
Kelly 'Ju' Zhang, 33, was last seen on February 1. Source: AAP

“A crime scene has been established and the scene is currently being examined by investigators from the Major Crime Scene Unit,” police said.

The remains are yet to be formally identified.

Crime Command Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill hopes the find will bring closure to Ms Zhang's family.

“We know this has been an incredibly difficult and traumatic time for them," he said.

"We hope that this will bring the closure they need and Ju can finally be laid to rest.

“Our members have worked under very difficult and trying conditions to ensure that every avenue of enquiry has been exhausted so we could provide answers to Ju’s family and friends."

Forensics work through a Wollert landfill to find a missing woman.
Crews comb the landfill. Source: 7News

Police on Tuesday began looking through the landfill on Tuesday after combing bushland in Heidelberg West and Alphington, both also in Melbourne's north.

Ms Zhang’s 35-year-old boyfriend, Joon Seong Tan, was charged with her murder on February 11, a day after he was arrested at Melbourne Airport.

Tan is due to face court again on July 16.

More to come.

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