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Shyanne-Lee Tatnell, The disappearance of a 14-year-old girl in Tasmania took a dramatic and tragic twist last night after human remains were found more than 50km from where she was last seen.
Shyanne-Lee Tatnell was last spotted on CCTV on the night of April 30 when she was near the Henry Street Bridge in Launceston in northern Tasmania.
For the last three months, detectives have tirelessly searched for the teenager – before making the upsetting discovery on Wednesday evening.
Officers following a ‘specific line of inquiry’ called in specialist cadaver dogs – used to track the scent of human remains – to a 50sq km section of bushland near the rural town of Nabowla – some 50km away from Launceston.
Shyanne-Lee Tatnell is 14 years old.
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Sadly, they found remains within a few hours of searching. They remain unidentified at this stage.
A crime scene was also set up at nearby Scottsdale. The connection between the two locations has not been confirmed and no arrests have been made, but officers declared that the investigation now likely had a ‘criminal element’.
Extensive forensic examinations are now being conducted by specialist police.
‘The remains were located on a bush track during an extensive ground and air search,’ Tasmania Police said.
‘While they have not yet been forensically confirmed, they are believed to be human remains.’
‘Police have been in regular contact with Shyanne-Lee’s family throughout the investigative process, and our thoughts continue to be with them and her loved ones during this difficult time.’
On Wednesday morning, around 180 personnel were deployed, including 20 trained search and rescue personnel, SES volunteers, helicopters, people on horseback, all-terrain vehicles, drones and police recruits near Nabowla, which is about a 45 minutes’ drive from Launceston.
A specialist cadaver dog was also brought in from NSW to scour the North Esk River.
He also said a ‘specific line of inquiry’ was being followed after police had identified all cars of interest in the Henry Street area at the time Shyanne-Lee went missing and interviewed all the drivers.
When asked why those resources were not brought in previously, Detective Inspector Andrew Hanson said the investigation had turned to one that’s exploring a ‘criminal element’.
‘There was always the potential for some sort of criminal element to be involved,’ he said on Wednesday afternoon.
‘We are out there this week to explore the information and validate it.’
‘Our investigative team has spent considerable time scouring CCTV, interviewing witnesses, and meticulously following up every lead,’ he said.
‘Our search efforts this week are as a result of our commitment to locate Shyanne-Lee. We are doing everything in our power to make that happen.’
Investigators in early June forensically tested a car relating to a person of interest, but no link to Shyanne-Lee was found.
She was last seen wearing bike shorts and a cream hoodie with dark writing across the chest and shoulder.
Shyanne-Lee is described as being about 160cm tall with a slim build and blonde hair.
She had been staying in youth accommodation for the two weeks before her disappearance from her and was on her way to visit a friend in nearby Ravenswood.
Anyone with information has been urged to contact police.