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Search called off for Quanne's body

AAP logoAAP 23/11/2016

Police have called off the bushland search for the remains of schoolgirl Quanne Diec south of Sydney.

Murder-accused Vinzent Tarantino led police to an area of dense bush in Bulli Tops, near Wollongong, on Wednesday, where the 12-year-old's body is believed to be buried.

Tarantino was charged with murder after walking into Surry Hills police station on Sunday and remains in custody.

A police spokesman told AAP on Thursday investigators are "consolidating a plan" in the search for the girl's remains.

After Wednesday's trek through bushland with a handcuffed Tarantino, investigators would discuss the most likely burial sites, police said.

Tarantino, who changed his name from Victor Gerada, is alleged to have kidnapped the girl with the intent to hold her for ransom before causing Quanne "a substantial injury" that ended her life.

The search at Gerada family home in Granville has also concluded, police said on Thursday.

Quanne was abducted a few hundred metres from her Granville home as she made her way to school on the morning of July 27, 1998.

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