Remains located in search for missing teenager
Sadly, remains have been located in bushland near Nabowla as part of the ongoing investigation into missing teenager Shyanne-Lee Tatnell.
The remains were located on a bush track during an extensive ground and air search in relation to the disappearance of the 14-year-old on 30 April, 2023.
“It is with a heavy heart that I can confirm that remains were located late this afternoon during our extensive search. While these have not yet been forensically confirmed, they are believed to be human remains,” Northern District Commander Kate Chambers said.
“We have been in regular contact with Shyanne-Lee’s family throughout the investigative process, and have notified them about this latest development. Our thoughts continue to be with them and Shyanne-Lee’s loved ones during this difficult time.”
Commander Chambers said a crime scene had been declared at a property at Scottsdale as well as the scene near Nabowla, and extensive forensic examinations were being conducted.
“Police are following a specific line of inquiry, however no charges have been laid at this stage,” Commander Chambers said.
“Today’s search involved 180 people, including police search and rescue specialists, helicopter resources, mounted search and rescue volunteers, State Emergency Service volunteers, and more than 100 Tasmania Police recruits. Their support and assistance has been invaluable.”