Police will begin searching the Wollert Waste Management Centre today as part of their ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Ju “Kelly” Zhang.
Missing Persons Squad detectives are expected to search through landfill at the Bridge Inn Road site over the next four days.
Missing Persons Squad detective inspector Andrew Stamper said: “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.”
Earlier this year, a number of searches were conducted in bushland in Heidelberg West and Alphington.
The 35-year-old was last seen at her home on Winchester Avenue in Epping about 5.30pm on Monday, February 1.
Ms Zhang was believed to be wearing a pink nightgown and possibly pink slippers at the time she went missing.
A 35-year-old Doncaster man has been charged with one count of murder.
The investigation 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 www.crimestoppersvic.com.au