Grim discovery in search for missing teen

July 27, 2023 4:40 am in by

There’s been a grim development in the search for missing teenager Shyanne-Lee Tatnell.

The 14-year-old was last seen on Henry Street in Launceston on April 30.

On Wednesday, new intelligence led police to bushland near Nabowla in the state’s northeast, where they found human remains on a bushland track.

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The area has been declared a crime scene along with a property at Scottsdale.

“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.   

“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.”