Human remains have been found in the search for missing teen Shyanne-Lee Tatnell., Tasmania Police have said.
The remains were located on a bush track at Nabowla, west of Scottsdale, during an extensive ground and air search in relation to the disappearance of the teenager on April 30.
Northern District Commander Kate Chambers said a crime scene had been declared at a property at Scottsdale as well as the scene where the remains were found.
“It is with a heavy heart that I can confirm that remains were located late this afternoon during our extensive search” Commander Chambers said.
“While these have not yet been forensically confirmed, they are believed to be human remains.
“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.”
Commander Chambers said no charges have been laid.
Tasmania Police, with the assistance of NSW Police, the Australian Federal Police, SES and volunteers, launched what’s believed to be Northern Tasmania’s largest police operation on Wednesday in the search for clues as to Shyanne-Lee’s whereabouts.
Police will provide a further update at noon Thursday.