SA Police have announced a reward for information leading to the recovery of the body of a young mother-of-two who disappeared, and is believed to have been killed, a year ago.
Tanja Ebert, 23, was reported missing by her husband and sister-in-law on August 10, 2017 – two days after the last confirmed sighting of her.
A reward of $200,000 for any information leading to the recovery of Ms Ebert’s remains, with investigators revealing they believe that there are people in the community who know exactly what happened to Ms Ebert.
Detective Sergeant Paul Ward, from the SA Police Major Crime Investigation Branch, described the case as a tragedy for all concerned.
“...while her remains have not been found, Oulnina Park Station will always have a cloud over it.
“We have searched all the waterways, all the sentimental locations, and buildings at the property but unfortunately we have not found her. This property is enormous (410 square kilometres), but everything leads us to believe she is there.”
“As a result of our 12 month-long investigation, we suspect there are people that do know the circumstances of Tanja’s death.”
Detective Sergeant Ward acknowledged that the couple had had challenges, he said Tanja had spoken of leaving the property, however he noted she was living at the station on August 8 and there was no evidence to support her still being alive.
He said that while police were advised that Ms Ebert got out of the family vehicle at Roseworthy on August 8 and walked away, investigators now strongly suspect she was still in the vehicle after it travelled north from the Roseworthy area.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.