Search in Wollert as part of Ju Zhang investigation

Missing Persons Squad detectives will begin searching the Wollert Waste Management Centre today as part of their ongoing investigation into the suspicious disappearance of Kelly ‘Ju’ Zhang.

Police are expected to search through landfill at the Bridge Inn Road site over the next four days.

A number of searches were conducted earlier this year in bushland in the Heidelberg West and Alphington areas.

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

Quotes attributed to Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper, Missing Persons Squad:

“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.

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

“While we do have someone before the court, it is important that we continue to follow up all avenues in terms of Ju’s current location.

“If there is anyone out there with information about Ju’s disappearance who is yet to speak to police, then I am again appealing for them to come forward and make contact with investigators.”

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