Police conduct another two-day search for Samantha Murphy

June 13, 2024 9:35 am in by
Photo: Victoria Police

Police have conducted another search for missing woman Samantha Murphy, as testing of items possibly linked to the Ballarat mother continue.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, detectives from the Missing Person Squad and other specialist police resources conducted the targeted search around the Ballarat area.

Items, including a phone that’s believed to be Ms. Murphy’s, were located during a search of a dam near Buninyong in May and are still being forensically assessed.

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Police will not be continuing their search today.

It’s been five months since the 51-year-old failed to return from a run in February, with 22-year-old Patrick Orren Stephenson charged with her alleged murder in March.