Medina property searched as part of Kehlet couple investigation

WA Police have today conducted a search at a property in Medina as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Raymond Kehlet (47) and the disappearance of his wife Jennie (49).

As a result of this activity, police have taken a number of items for further analysis and a 63-year-old man is assisting with inquiries.

The Kehlets, who are from Beverley, attended an area about 30km south of Sandstone on March 19 where they set up a camp and intended prospecting in the area.

The prospecting was conducted on foot and they were also using a red quad bike (four wheel motorcycle).

On March 28 the Kehlet’s dog, a dark coloured Great Dane, was found at the Sandstone Caravan Park. The local shire commenced inquiries into identifying the dog’s owners through a micro-chip implant.

As a result of the Kehlet family being notified about the dog the shire then attended the Kehlet’s campsite on March 30 and found no person there.

The Kehlets were formally reported missing to the WA Police on March 31 and an extensive land search and rescue operation started.

The search involved resources from agencies including WA Police, the State Emergency Service, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the Shire of Sandstone and local residents.

The land search covered about 1205ha and the air search involved helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

On April 8, the body of Mr Kehlet was found in a mineshaft about 1.8 km from the campsite. Unfortunately, the search did not locate Mrs Kehlet.