Search continues for Ju Zhang – Alphington area

Missing Persons Squad detectives will search a second area of parkland today as part of their ongoing investigation into the disappearance of missing Epping woman Ju “Kelly” Zhang.

Police will this afternoon search an area around Sparkes Reserve and Napier Waller Reserve.

Earlier today police searched an area of bushland and Darebin Creek, west of Sheehan Road in Heidelberg West.

The Search and Rescue Squad, Dog Squad and Public Order Response Team will continue to take part in the search.

Last week police appealed for an anonymous caller to Crime Stoppers who provided details of Ju’s location to make contact again.

Investigators are continuing to urge that person to call back and provide further information or to make contact with detectives.

Ju was last seen at her home on Winchester Avenue in Epping about 5.30pm on Monday, 1 February.

At the time the 33-year-old went missing, she was believed to be wearing a pink nightgown and possibly pink slippers.

A 35-year-old Doncaster man has been charged with one count of murder.

The investigation into the matter remains ongoing.

Anyone with information about Ju’s disappearance is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential online report at

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