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Search for Jessica Zrinski heads west into state forest

May 5, 2023

A CCTV image of Jessica on November 28, 2022, at 9:50pm. Photo: NSW Police.

By Peter Holmes

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Jessica Zrinski are conducting a three-day search in bushland northeast of Oberon.

PolAir, the Dog Unit, the Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit as well as volunteers from the State Emergency Service (SES) and NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) are involved.

Zrinski, aged 30, was last seen in the Bossley Park area about 10pm on Sunday November 27, 2022.

Police were alerted on Friday December 3, 2022 when family members couldn’t locate or contact her.

"Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command made extensive inquiries at the time before detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Keder," said NSW Police.

Inquiries revealed Jessica was in the carpark of a hotel on Mimosa Road at Greenfield Park about 10pm on Monday November 28, 2022, before leaving in a blue Holden Commodore station wagon about 10 minutes later.

The blue vehicle. Photo: NSW Police.

That same vehicle is believed to have travelled west on the M4 motorway and Great Western Highway towards the Blue Mountains.

As part of ongoing investigations, strike force investigators commenced a land search in the Hampton State Forest – about 25km north of Jenolan – from today (Friday May 5, 2023).

The search is expected to continue for three days until Sunday (May 7, 2023).

Homicide Squad commander, detective superintendent Danny Doherty, said police were committed to finding Jessica.

“We believe Jessica may have entered or visited the Hampton State Forest sometime after she was last seen entering the Holden Commodore station wagon in late November 2022,” Doherty said.

“Our investigators are conducting this search to find some trace that Jessica may have been here and will leave no stone unturned in our quest to locate her.

“We strongly urge anyone who may know any further information on Jessica’s whereabouts to please come forward. We want to find her and provide her family with much-needed answers.”

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.


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