New ‘targeted’ search for Samantha Murphy underway

May 29, 2024 12:33 pm in by
Photo: Victoria Police

A new search for the body of missing Ballarat mother Samantha Murphy is underway.

In a statement, police say they’re undertaking a targeted search in the Ballarat area today, with detectives from the Missing Persons Squad and other specialist police resources involved in the investigation.

Police are asking members of the public to not attend the search at this time.

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Ms. Murphy’s family has also been advised of the search.

Samantha was last seen leaving her Ballarat East home on the morning of February 4th.

In March, 22-year-old Patrick Orren Stephenson was charged with Ms. Murphy’s murder.


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