Sadly, no sign of Sam in Buninyong bushland today, however, more searches a possibility

March 20, 2024 4:09 pm in by
Image: Police officers in Buninyong bushland today / Supplied, Victoria Police

Today’s search to find the body of missing Ballarat East mum Samantha Murphy concluded at around 3.30pm this afternoon.

Police confirming in a short statement that her body has not been found.

There’ll be no further searching tomorrow, however more could be planned over coming weeks.

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Efforts to find her ramped up again this morning with a search focusing on the Buninyong Bushland Reserve area highlighted by intelligence derived from several sources.

A 22-year-old Ballarat man was charged with murder on 6th March in relation to Samantha’s disappearance.

He was subsequently remanded in custody to appear at the Ballarat Magistrates’ Court on 8th August.

The investigation remains ongoing and is focused on locating Samantha’s body.