Drivers of three cars seen in security vision released by police could hold crucial clues to a teenage girl’s mysterious disappearance
- The search for Shyanne-Lee Tatnell continues
- Teen was last seen near North Esk River, Launceston
The drivers of three cars may have crucial information about the disappearance of a 14-year-old girl in northern Tasmania more than three weeks ago.
Shyanne-Lee Tatnell was last seen at the North Esk River in Launceston on April 30 and has not contacted anyone since.
Police asked for help from the public on Tuesday to identify three cars in the area around 9 p.m.
Teenager Shyanne-Lee Tatnell (pictured), was last seen at the North Esk River bridge in Launceston
Police have released CCTV footage of what appears to be a Holden Commodore, a van that appears to be a Honda Odyssey and a silver sedan
Anyone with information about Shyanne or the cars is asked to contact police
They have released CCTV footage of a silver sedan, possibly a Holden Commodore, a van resembling a Honda Odyssey, and another sedan believed to be silver.
“I urge the drivers of these vehicles to come forward as they may have valuable information that could help us locate Shyanne-Lee or track her movements,” Detective Inspector Craig Fox said.
The search for Shyanne-Lee was called off Thursday after divers and volunteers combed the river for several days.
Police have previously said there is nothing to indicate that Shyanne-Lee’s disappearance was suspicious.
Shyanne’s mother Bobbi-Lee Ketchell has thanked the police and community for their help and search efforts.
Shyanne is pictured with her mother Bobbi-Lee Ketchell, who has thanked the community and police for their help and search efforts
The investigation is ongoing. On the right of the picture are the clothes she was wearing
The teen was last seen crossing the North Esk River bridge in Launceston on the night of April 30 at around 8:35 p.m.
She was last seen wearing cycling shorts and a cream colored hoodie with dark lettering on the chest and shoulder.
She is described as being about 5’6″ tall with a slim build and blond hair.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Despite the search being halted, police said they were still actively investigating.
“After an extensive search of the area for two and a half weeks, unfortunately there is no sign of Shyanne,” Detective Inspector Craig Fox said in a statement.
“Police are in close contact with Shyanne’s family and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.
Although the large-scale search in the area has been suspended, the investigation remains active and the investigation continues.
“We are forensically testing more interesting items found in the past two weeks.”
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