Cousin seeks missing teen

Tammy Varis is concerned about her missing cousin and shows Darsa Stumpf a photograph.
Tammy Varis is concerned about her missing cousin and shows Darsa Stumpf a photograph. Ron Burgin

A MISSING 14-year-old girl from Western Australia is believed to be somewhere along the Queensland coast, and Bundaberg woman Tammy Varis is doing everything she can to help find her cousin.

Ms Varis' cousin, Savannah Ross, was last seen at her home address in Perth, Western Australia, on Friday, March 13.

The family believe Savannah has been abducted by a man who has since been sighted in Queensland.

“I got the call on Monday morning, which was the first I knew that she was missing,” Ms Varis said.

After the recent sighting, Savannah's father Rodney flew to Queensland and Ms Varis has been doing what she can to support him his search for answers.

Rodney met up with people he knew in the Ipswich area.

“My wife stayed home and I came here to sort of walk the streets looking for her,” Mr Ross told QT yesterday.

“I've been talking to people and handing out flyers.

“She's our only child. I'm obviously stressed and so is my wife. I think he's probably taken her against her will.

Ms Varis said the family was extremely worried about Savannah's wellbeing and she said raising public awareness about the disappearance was one thing she could do to help, in the hope someone has seen Savannah or could provide any information.

Police are seeking assistance from the public to locate Savannah, who is described as described as 165cm, with dark brown wavy hair, hazel eyes, a fair complexion and a medium build.

It is believed that Savannah may have travelled with an associate in a Toyota Lexcen station wagon with Western Australian registration plates, DE 7358.

Concerns are held for her safety and welfare as she has not made contact with her family or friends since she was last seen in Western Australia.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Savannah is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, the Queensland Police Missing Persons Unit on 1800 017 744 or the Western Australia Police Missing Persons Unit on 08 9223 3666.

- with QT

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