Advance in the case of Australian child abductions when Layla Leisha, 12, saw Woorabinda Queensland

Layla Leisha's family is desperate to find her 12-year-old daughter after her disappearance from Calliope, Queensland, in December 2012.

Advance in the mysterious case of a missing girl when a 12-year-old girl who disappeared FOUR YEARS ago is seen 100 km from where she disappeared

  • There is a breakthrough in Australia's oldest child abduction case
  • Layla Leisha, now 12 years old, disappeared from Calliope in Queensland four years ago
  • A relative believes he saw Layla in Woorabinda last week
  • Layla's family has asked the public for help to help find her girl

Kate Darvall for Daily Mail Australia

A 12-year-old girl who mysteriously disappeared four years ago has been seen 100 kilometers from where she disappeared.

Layla Leisha's family is desperate to find her 12-year-old daughter after her disappearance from Calliope, Queensland, in December 2012.

In a surprising breakthrough, a relative now believes he saw Layla in Woorabinda, an Aboriginal community in central Queensland.

Layla Leisha's family is desperate to find her 12-year-old daughter after her disappearance from Calliope, Queensland, in December 2012.

Layla Leisha's family is desperate to find her 12-year-old daughter after her disappearance from Calliope, Queensland, in December 2012.

The Australian Federal Police believes that the girl is with her father, Shahrainer, Eric Shem Leisha, a man who also goes by the name of Kooradaman Darngee.

Police believe that Mr. Leisha lives in Rockhampton but can not locate him as he refuses to cooperate with the authorities, the Morning Bulletin reported.

Child recovery expert Col Chapman is working with Layla's family to help recover the girl.

Although Mr. Leisha claimed that his daughter was healthy and enrolled in a high school, Chapman said her research suggested that the girl would not go to school and that she "would hardly read or write."

Mr. Champman also said that Layla did not have a Medicare card, which meant she would not go to a doctor.

"Kooradaman already lied too many times," he said.

The police believe that Mr. Leisha lives with his daughter in Rockhampton but they can not locate him as he refuses to cooperate with the authorities

The police believe that Mr. Leisha lives with his daughter in Rockhampton but they can not locate him as he refuses to cooperate with the authorities

The police believe that Mr. Leisha lives with his daughter in Rockhampton but they can not locate him as he refuses to cooperate with the authorities

Chapman said the girl's father said he was in regular communication with the police, but that was not the case.

"And he says that Commonwealth officials are aware of their location and they protect it, but that's another lie," he said.

With the help of Chapman, Layla's family launched a desperate request for help to find the 12-year-old boy.

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