Search for Tanja continues

Tanja Ebert. Photo: SA Police.

Tanja Ebert. Photo: SA Police.

The search for missing Mannahill woman Tanja Ebert will be expanded today as police begin a wide-scale examination of the vast Oulnina sheep station in the north-east pastoral region of SA.

STAR Group search coordinators and the police helicopter PolAir arrived at the property yesterday afternoon to conduct a preliminary aerial survey of the station and its rugged terrain.

Police also searched the homestead, outbuildings and vehicles on the property.

Already at the station are officers from Major Crime, the police Physical Evidence Section, detectives from Port Pirie and local officers.

More resources, including SES volunteers and Mounted Police, are arriving this morning to assist in the search for the 23-year-old mother-of-two who has not been seen since August 8 and is feared murdered.

The renewed search comes after an independent team of police yesterday worked towards completing a Commissioner's Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the self-inflicted shooting death of Ms Ebert's husband Michael Burdon at the property while police were present on Wednesday afternoon.

A report into Mr Burdon’s death will also be prepared for the State Coroner.

Despite the massive scale of the 410 square kilometre property, police are hopeful that hard work and a bit of luck will help them locate Ms Ebert.

Although no information on her whereabouts was obtained from her husband, police have identified several areas of interest with a careful, detailed search being planned.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at

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