A cadaver dog has been brought in to search for a Belgian tourist missing in Tasmania after weeks of fruitless searches.
Celine Cremer, 31, was last seen in the Philosopher Falls area near Cradle Mountain in the state’s northwest on June 17.
A two-week search for her was formally suspended on July 10 after experts advised she could not have survived in poor weather.
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Analysis of Cremer’s mobile phone activity last week raised hopes of finding signs of her in a new area of interest within the falls area.
But police and SES were unable to find any sign of her this week.
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Tasmania Police has resorted to bringing in a NSW Police cadaver dog.
“The cadaver dog is being used to further search that area today, and this will continue tomorrow,” Inspector Anthea Maingay said.
“Our thoughts remain with Celine’s family.”
Tasmania Police hope a cadaver dog will help determine what happened to Belgian Celine Cremer. Credit: AAP
A car belonging to Cremer was found in the Falls carpark on June 27.
Police believe it had been there since at least June 20, the last time her mobile had a signal.
It is believed she had set off for a short walk.
She was reported missing by her family on June 26, sparking a major search involving police and SES ground crews, specialist swift water rescue personnel, drones and a helicopter.
Philosopher Falls, a multi-tier waterfall encased in thick rainforest, is marketed to tourists as offering an Alice in Wonderland experience.
It is part of a water race that leads into the ghost town of Magnet, next to a former silver mine.
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