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    Tanja Ebert - missing since 8 August 2017. Husband has since committed suicide.

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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-1...-ebert/8815332

    Police will continue their search today for missing woman Tanja Ebert, suspected to have been murdered by her husband who later took his own life at the family property in South Australia's mid north.

    Michael Burdon, 41, shot himself at the Manna Hill property while police were at the home as part of their investigations into the 23-year-old's disappearance.

    Detective Superintendent Des Bray said police had earlier interviewed Mr Burdon and remained at the home with him and other members of the family to search the property.

    "Michael was not under arrest at the time and this point in time, there is no evidence to prove that Michael was responsible for the murder and we continue to work to prove who is responsible for this murder," he said.

    "During the course of the afternoon police momentarily lost sight of Michael and then very shortly after heard a muffled gunshot.

    "They commenced an immediate search calling out to him and a few minutes later found him deceased a short distance from the home.

    "We are investigating Michael and obviously Michael is a suspect."

    He said the couple, who has two sons aged one and three, had been experiencing marital issues and he believed Ms Ebert was intending to leave the family home.

    The boys are being cared for by family.

    Police search area 'a massive task'

    Detective Superintendent Bray said police would continue to search the couple's property.

    "Major Crime will recommence the investigations at the property and conduct searches today of the homestead, buildings and vehicles in proximity and continue with the forensic examination," he said.

    "At the same time, we have detectives in Adelaide conducting inquiries across the state in relation to information that's come in since the publicity.

    "We will be planning for an extensive search. We have a massive task ahead of us, the property is 410 square kilometres."

    He said there were no other persons of interest in the case.

    Ms Ebert was last seen on August 8 at Roseworthy, north of Adelaide, and police said they were holding out "slim hope" she would be found alive.

    A relative, not her husband, reported her disappearance.

    Police searched an area near Roseworthy yesterday, but found no trace of Ms Ebert.

    Detective Superintendent Bray said police would no longer be searching the Roseworthy area.

    Video footage showing Ms Ebert with her family at the South Australian Museum about 3:20pm on August 8 has also been released.

    Mr Burdon told officers that during a trip back from Adelaide, Ms Ebert got out of the family car at a Roseworthy service station, leaving behind her two boys and personal possessions including her passport, purse and phone.

    Ms Ebert, who is a German citizen, met her husband soon after she arrived in Australia in 2012.

    They were married six months ago.

    A commissioner's inquiry has been launched into Mr Burdon's death and will run independently to the Major Crime investigation into Ms Ebert's disappearance.


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    Wow this is horrible...he was a lot older than her...I hope there is enough evidence to lead police to her body. Her poor babies have to grow up without a mother or father...horribly sad

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    I hope there is enough evidence to lead police to her body.
    Doesn't look hopeful.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-revealed.html
    Revealed: The tragic past of 'murder suicide' couple's family - as police admit they may NEVER find the mother's body believed to be dumped in remote bushland

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    I agree, they might never find her.

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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-3...t-body/8861362

    Mannahill police search seeks presumed murder victim's remains

    Mounted police will join a search effort on Friday at a vast pastoral property, north-east of Adelaide, as officers hope to locate the body of presumed murder victim Tanja Ebert.

    The 23-year-old woman was last seen alive in early August and her husband Michael Burdon shot himself dead when police arrived at the couple's Mannahill property as part of their investigation into her disappearance.

    Police and other searchers have started checking old wells and mine shafts across the 410-square-kilometre property.

    Major Crime detectives, STAR Group and Tactical Response Group officers, assisted by mining experts have spent the past two days checking historical mines and wells at the Mannahill sheep station.
    Giphy: Mannahill police search includes old wells

    Specialised cameras have been lowered into shafts to try to detect anything unusual.

    Police said locals had also suggested some other sites of interest worth checking, but searchers had turned up nothing.

    An earlier search at Mannahill checked an area where there had been recent excavation work, but that too failed to turn up any trace of the young mother.

    A commissioner's inquiry is underway into the precise circumstances of Mr Burdon's death when police arrived at his property.

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    The grieving mother of a South Australian murder suspect, who shot himself dead, said if he had killed his young wife, no one would ever find her body.

    On Wednesday August 16, eight days after Tanja Ebert went missing, Major Crime detectives swarmed the family sheep station and grilled her husband, Michael Burdon, for hours.

    He became the primary suspect in her disappearance before he turned a gun on himself outside the Manna Hill homestead.

    What followed was a gruelling exploration for Tanja's body on a station that is twice the size of Mt Gambier.

    Even with horses, motorbikes, heavy machinery and a mining expert, Mr Burdon's grieving mother, Marlis Burdon, said police would never find the body of her daughter in law.

    “He knew the station, every stone on the station,” she told Today Tonight.

    “If Michael had hidden the body, nobody would find it."

    She is now back home at her waterfront shack on the Eyre Peninsula, but she still struggles to comprehend what has happened in the past four weeks.

    She said she understood there are "crimes of passion" but did not think her son was involved in one.

    “I think she might still be there, I think she might have run away," she added.

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/sa/a/37055...d-tanja-ebert/

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    What's a sheep station?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumaki15 View Post
    What's a sheep station?
    Like a ranch, just a large area of land for raising sheep. Some of them are absolutely massive. This one is like 160 square miles.

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    South Australia Police returned to a sheep station at Manna Hill last Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into the disappearance and suspected murder of Tanja Ebert in August.

    Officers from the Major Crime Investigation Branch accompanied divers from the STAR Group’s Water Operation Unit to the property where 18 dams and water storage areas were searched over three days.

    The mother-of-two who has been missing since Tuesday 8 August, 2017, is presumed murdered.

    Ms Ebert's husband, Michael Burdon, 41, fatally shot himself at the couple's property on Wednesday 16 August, while police were present at the station making inquiries into his wife's disappearance.

    In August a wide-scale search, including significant excavation works, was conducted of the 410 square kilometre property and since that time police have returned with experts to conduct searches of mines and wells in the area.

    Unfortunately Ms Ebert, 23, has not yet been located - the last known and confirmed sighting of her is at the Adelaide Central Market at about 4.45pm on 8 August.

    Police haven’t ruled out further searches in an attempt to find her. Anyone with information that might assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at http://crimestopperssa.com.au


    https://www.police.sa.gov.au/sa-poli...y#.WfBWK2iCzIV

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    https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/...fab97ac914fe2d

    Oulnina Park, farm at centre of Tanja Ebert’s disappearance, up for lease

    THE sprawling farm property at the centre of the mystery disappearance of Tanja Ebert is up for lease only months after police divers were called in to search dams and ponds for signs of the missing woman.

    The historic remote property, Oulnina Park, 22km south of Mannahill, on the Barrier Highway between Peterborough and Broken Hill has been the focus of investigations by Major Crime detectives since the 23-year-old disappeared in August 8, 2017.
    Principal realtor Geoff Schell said the property had an excellent production record and was subject to a rare long-term lease.

    Ms Schell said he did not wish to comment on the the property’s history but said he had high hopes for its future profitability.

    The almost-40,000ha farm includes a five-bedroom homestead, staff quarters, numerous outbuildings and thousands of dollars worth of farm equipment.
    The article says long term lease, however the link from the story shows that it was sold in May 2018
    https://www.realestate.com.au/sold/p...a+hill-7956942

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    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-...cases/11539348

    A specialist police dog from New South Wales will help SA Police search for the remains of missing Manna Hill mother Tanja Ebert and Adelaide teenager Scott Redman.

    NSW Police has deployed Tilly and her handler, Senior Constable Adam Aitken, to help with investigations into the two cold cases.

    Tilly is a three-year-old Labrador trained to find human remains in cases where a person is missing due to suspicious circumstances.

    SA Police's Major Crime Investigation Branch Detective Inspector Billy Thompson said the use of a cadaver dog was unusual, but an example of police using all avenues in order to provide answers in challenging cases.

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