Victoria Police senior investigator Andrew Stamper today said police will continue to search for missing Epping woman Ju “Kelly” Zhang, until they find her.
Police believe Ms Zhang was murdered on the night of Monday, February 1 to Tuesday, February 2.
“[The police’s] well-reasoned belief is that Kelly’s dead,” Mr Stamper said.
“We want to provide answers to Ju’s family.”
Police this afternoon have been searching a wide area including Darebin Creek, Sparkes Reserve and Napier Waller.
“It’s very important for us to eliminate this area today, and the area earlier this morning,” Mr Stamper said.
“The reality is that this area… all flows into a fairly significant parkland area.”
Mr Stamper said anyone with CCTV footage of the industrial area of Waterdale Road in Heidelberg West on the evening of February 1 should contact the police.
He also wants the Chinese Australian community to assist in the efforts to find Ms Zhang, considering the language barrier.
“Kelly is still missing and we have no idea where she is,” Mr Stamper said.
“We want to get answers to Ju’s family… most of her family is in China… not being able to travel [to Australia] to assist would be heartbreaking.”
Anyone with information about Ju’s disappearance or with CCTV footage should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, submit a confidential online report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au, or contact their local police station.