Appeal for mystery caller in search for missing mother Ju Zhang

Detectives have appealed for a person who called Crime Stoppers to reveal the location of missing mother Ju Zhang to make contact again.

Victoria Police issued the plea late on Thursday night after Crime Stoppers passed on details from the anonymous call.

Ju Zhang was last seen on February 1 at her Epping home. Credit:Victoria Police

Investigators are urging the person, who contacted Crime Stoppers on Thursday morning, to call back and provide further information or make contact with detectives.

Ju was last seen at her home on Winchester Avenue in Epping about 5.30pm on February 1.

At the time the 33-year-old went missing, she was believed to be wearing a pink nightgown and possibly pink slippers.

Her boyfriend Joon Seong Tan, 35, of Doncaster, faced court via video link from custody last Friday after he was charged with her murder.

Officers from the missing persons unit search Darebin Creek Reserve on Thursday.Credit:Justin McManus

Mr Tan did not apply for bail and will next face court on July 16.

The body of Ms Zhang, also known as Kelly, has not been found.

Officers spent hours last Thursday searching waterways and parkland at Darebin Creek Reserve in Melbourne’s north-east for clues.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information about Ju’s disappearance is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential online report at

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