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Alleged missing teen murderer named


The man charged with the murder of missing Tasmanian teenager Shyanne-Lee Tatnell, after she disappeared in remote bushland, has been identified.

Christopher Mark Jordan, 36, fronted Launceston Magistrate Court on Friday following his arrest by police the day before.

Shyanne-Lee, 14, was last seen in Launceston about 8.30pm on April 30.

A massive police search on Wednesday took a grim turn after human remains – suspected to be the teenager’s – were discovered in bushland near Nabowla.

Mr Jordan, 36, was arrested that afternoon.

He did not make an application for bail when his matter was mentioned on Friday and he was remanded in custody.

According to court documents, the Scottsdale man was ordered to reappear on August 16 over video link.

The charges follow one of the largest co-ordinated searches in North Tasmanian history, drawing assistance from federal and NSW police, SES and volunteers to comb some 50 sqkm of land.

Helicopters, boats, horses, motorcycles, ATV drones and police recruits were all deployed during the search.

The suspected human remains were discovered on Thursday along a remote bush track.

Tasmanian Police have said the remains will be forensically tested for confirmation – expected to take a week.

Northern District Commander Kate Chambers has said Shyanne-Lee’s family have been informed about the discovery.

“Our thoughts continue to be with them and Shyanne-Lee’s loved ones during this difficult time,” she said.


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