Search continues for missing teen, 13, who has not been seen for nearly a week – because her worried family was afraid she might have met strangers
- Family vacation in Queensland becomes a nightmare after the teenager has disappeared
- No one has heard of Tahlia Tracey since last Tuesday; mama is very ill
- Mother is afraid that Tahlia and a stranger got into a car to try home
- 13-year-old girl left her cell phone behind, made no contact
The mother of the missing teenager, Tahlia Tracey, fears she might have gotten into a car with strangers in an attempt to return home while the search for the 13-year-old girl continues.
Tahlia, from Ocean Grove, Victoria, was on holiday with her family in Queensland when she went missing last Tuesday.
She had played board games with her family on Monday evening, but by morning she had disappeared and left her phone behind.
The young teenager was last seen in the early hours of July 9 at Tullawong Drive, Caboolture, in the northern suburbs of Brisbane.
Tahlia Tracey, 13, from Ocean Grove Victoria, was missing last Tuesday during a family vacation in Caboolture, Queensland. The police and her parents are concerned about her well-being because of her age and medical condition. If anyone has seen Tahlia, call the police at 131 444
The parents of Tahlia, Samantha and Adam Boswell, say that they are stressed and concerned about their daughter's safety because she has not contacted anyone.
& # 39; We know she has contact with someone from the Brisbane area, & # 39; Samantha told Seven News.
& # 39; We are afraid she may have been in a car with someone. & # 39;
Mrs. Boswell said she feared that her daughter might have gone in a car with strangers to return to Melbourne.
& # 39; She doesn't actually know these people, so we're afraid she might have been in a car with someone, & # 39; said Boswell to Sunrise.
The family had been on vacation to see the east coast before visiting the family in Caboolture.
Queensland Police said in a press release that initial investigations suggested that she voluntarily left the home, and that they are concerned about her safety due to her age and medical condition.
According to police, Tahlia could stay with unknown people in Mansfield or Brisbane.
& # 39; She would hang out here in Caboolture with some of our street kids, & # 39; told Queensland police, detective Brendan Raby, Seven News.
& # 39; Or there is a possibility that she is trying to find her own way back to Victoria, which worries us. & # 39;
Tahlia is described as ca caucasian, about 155 cm tall, with shoulder length black hair, brown eyes and a proportional build-up.
She may be wearing a black and white jacket and a white T-shirt buttoned on the front or a gray singlet, black or gray leggings or black jeans and black Nike running shoes with white soles.
The parents of Tahlia, Samantha and Adam Boswell, pictured here in 2017, are stressed and concerned about Tahlia's safety when she left without her phone and had not contacted anyone. They are afraid that she might have stepped into a car with strangers to return to Victoria
The police say that she is carrying a black handbag and a black chain with an elephant pendant and a silver bracelet with charm from the Eiffel Tower.
Tahlia is known to use public transportation.
The police have asked anyone who sees Tahlia or knows what happened to her to call Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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