Remains found in the search for Shyanne-Lee Tatnell, who went missing in northern Tasmania almost three months ago, have been formally identified as belonging to the 14-year-old.
Human remains were discovered on Wednesday on a bush track near Nabowla in the state’s northeast during a large-scale search.
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DNA testing confirmed it was Shyanne-Lee’s body, police said in a Facebook post.
Christopher Mark Jordan, 36, from the nearby town of Scottsdale was charged in relation to her death on Thursday afternoon.
He briefly appeared in Launceston Magistrates Court on Friday and did not enter a plea to one count of murder.
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Shyanne-Lee was last seen walking near the North Esk River in Launceston on the night of April 30 and was believed to be on her way to visit a friend.
Subsequent searches of the river failed to uncover any trace of the teenager.
Tasmania Police on Wednesday launched one of the biggest searches in the state’s history in bushland near Nabowla, about 50km northeast of Launceston.
A forensic crime scene investigation was set up where the remains were found, as well as at a property in Scottsdale.
Shyanne-Lee Tatnell was last sighted on CCTV near the North Esk River in Launceston, about 50km southwest of Nabowla. Credit: 7NEWS
Tasmania Police northern district commander Kate Chambers said police had been in regular contact with Shyanne-Lee’s family and her thoughts were with them and the community.
Jordan has been remanded in custody and is expected to appear in court on August 16 via video link.
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