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Bush search may find missing man's body

AAP logoAAP 21/11/2016 Andrew Drummond

Forensic crews expect to spend up to three days scouring a patch of roadside bushland in northern Tasmania looking for clues to the suspected murder of a missing man.

Noel Joseph Ingham, 58, of Ulverstone, was reported missing on October 4 and after searches of his home and the local rubbish tip, police said on Tuesday a tip-off had led them to an area near the small town of Latrobe.

Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Chapman is managing a team of 35 at the search site and remained tight-lipped about whether the evidence found so far could lead officers to a body.

"That's one of a number of things we are looking for ... that's not to say there is a body," he said.

"We did receive information and we did come here and we have found items of interest."

Investigators have previously said they believe foul play was behind Mr Ingham's disappearance.

"That is one of a number of possibilities," Det Sen Sgt Chapman said.

"We have had quite a lot of new information."

Mr Ingham has children and siblings living in Queensland with whom investigators say they are in close contact.

"(They) have the right to know what happened to their loved one," Det Sen Sgt Chapman said.

"I urge anyone else who may have knowledge, or involvement in any way in the disappearance of Mr Ingham to come forward to us and tell us what they know."

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