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PM offers sympathies as search for Samantha Murphy scales back

February 12, 2024 10:45 am in by
Photo: Victoria Police

The PM has given his sympathies to the family of missing Ballarat mother Samantha Murphy.

Anthony Albanese visited the city yesterday for the 20th anniversary of the ex-POW memorial.

Speaking to the media, Mr. Albanese said his thoughts are with Samantha’s family and friends and he’s sure it’s been a difficult time for them.

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The search for Samantha was scaled back over the weekend, and despite efforts by the public and emergency services, no sign of Ms. Murphy has been located.

Yesterday, a vigil was held for Samantha at the Buninyong Anglican Church, with dozens attending to pray for the 51-year-old.

Police are calling for any CCTV or dashcam footage in the Ballarat East, Mount Helen and Buninyong areas between 7am and 11am on the 4th of February.

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