Bushland search underway in investigation into disappearance of Jessica Zrinski

Friday, 05 May 2023 10:41:14 AM

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Jessica Zrinski are conducting a three-day search in bushland in the state’s west.

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

Police were alerted on Friday 3 December 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.

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

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 5 May 2023).

The search is expected to continue for three days until Sunday (7 May 2023) and will involve officers from 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).

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,” Supt 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 https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.