As people from Melbourne travel to search for Samantha Murphy in Ballarat, they should take extra precautions.
Since the police have suspended their search for the missing 51-year-old woman, many people are still looking for her. Murphy was last seen on February 4 while she was jogging.
According to Des Hudson, the mayor of Ballarat, it was heartwarming to hear that people from Melbourne are searching for Murphy in the area, but it was also worrying because many of them did not know the region.
He said that emergency services should not be used to search for other people.
He noted that the police station had an information board that could help potential searchers get the necessary safety tips.
He also said that it was ideal for people to travel in pairs to search for Murphy. However, they should be careful.
People should also be mindful of the location of their search. Due to the area’s mining history, the police have asked for the help of CCTV footage to piece together what happened to Murphy during her last moments. A full-scale search would only be resumed if new information comes to light.
Even if the footage doesn’t show Murphy, the police are still looking into it. On Saturday, the police stated that there were no suspicious factors in Murphy’s disappearance.
They also noted that there were concerns for her well-being. The police have maintained a close relationship with her family.
Murphy regularly ran across remote areas. She was last seen leaving her home in Eureka Street in the early hours of February 4.
Her family’s CCTV footage shows her getting out of her car and heading toward her destination. The police have also been working with the telecommunications staff to identify her exact route.
Murphy, who is reportedly mentally and physically strong, was last seen leaving her home in the early hours of February 4.
Her husband Michael runs a car repair business in Delacombe, which is a few suburbs away from their home. Anyone with information regarding Murphy’s disappearance is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.