New information regarding the disappearance of Samantha Murphy would need to be discovered for authorities to ramp up the search for the Victorian woman.
Missing persons detectives have renewed calls for public assistance as the search for the Ballarat resident enters its second week on Sunday, having been scaled back on Saturday.
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Murphy are asking people with February 4 dashcam or CCTV footage of the Ballarat East, Buninyong and Mount Helen areas to come forward.
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“Even if the footage does not depict Samantha, detectives are keen to review all footage in the areas between 7am and 7pm on Sunday, 4 February,” Victorian Police said in a statement on Saturday.
The 51-year-old mother of three left home that morning to go jogging and has not been seen since.
Police on Saturday said there were no sinister factors about Murphy’s disappearance but there were significant concerns for her wellbeing.
Samantha Murphy is missing in the Ballarat area. Credit: Supplied
Devastating update in search for missing Ballarat mum Samantha Murphy
Official searches of areas such as parts of the Canadian State Forest have been paused.
The tiny town of Buninyong, about 11km south of Ballarat, has been combed by SES volunteers.
Police said they remain in regular contact with the Murphy family about the investigation.
“The investigative stage of the investigation continues and as any new information comes to hand identifying areas of interest, the search will be scaled up,” police said.
“While no sinister factors have been identified in Samantha’s disappearance at this time, there are significant concerns given it has now been six days without her being sighted or any signs of her current whereabouts.
“Police and family have significant concerns for Samantha’s welfare due to the length of time she has been missing and her disappearance is considered extremely out of character.
“The current phase of the active search for Samantha was scaled back over the weekend.
“Despite extensive searches in the area over the past six days, no sign of Samantha has been located.”
Samantha Murphy has not been seen since she left her Ballarat home to go jogging on February 4. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP
Police continue to be in regular contact with Samantha’s family regarding the developments of the search and the status of the investigation.
Murphy regularly jogged about 14-15km through nearby remote areas.
She left her Eureka St, Ballarat East, home at 7am the day she disappeared.
CCTV footage from the family home shows her about to depart.
Police have been working with telecommunications workers to try and identify her route, given she carried a smart watch and phone.
Murphy has been described as a physically and mentally strong woman.
She and her husband Michael run a car repair business called Inland Motor Body Works at Delacombe, a few suburbs from their home.
Anyone with information about Murphy’s disappearance is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
– With Warren Barnsley