Tasmania Police

Human Remains Believed To Be Found In Search For Missing Tasmanian Teen

Remains, believed to be human, have been found in the search for missing Tasmanian teen Shyanne-Lee Tatnell.

Police launched a search near Nabowla, about 50km north-west of Launceston on Wednesday where the 14-yerar-old was last seen on April 30.

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The remains were discovered on bush track on Wednesday afternoon.

“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 Wednesday night.

“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.”

The search efforts were the largest of its kind on Tasmania’s north and was expected to proceed until Friday, before the remains were discovered.

Police said on Wednesday the search was conducted following information obtained from the public.

A crime scene has been established at a property at Scottsdale as well as near the scene in Nabowla.

Commander Chambers said, “police are following a specific line of inquiry; however, no charges have been laid at this stage”.

The search on Wednesday involved 180 people, including police search and rescue specialists, helicopters, mounted search and rescue volunteers, SES and over 100 Tasmania Police recruits.

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