Missing girl may be on Gold Coast
A MISSING 15-year-old girl may have travelled through the Tweed on her way to the Gold Coast since disappearing on Thursday, according to police.
There are concerns for the welfare of Wilsons Creek girl Samiya Raya, who has not been in contact with family or friends since at least 11am Thursday.
Police on the North Coast are appealing for help to locate the girl.
Miss Raya attended an appointment at Mullumbimby the morning of her disappearance and then went to a nearby chemist, but did not return to school or turn up to her job at a local fast-food business that afternoon.
Police have been told Samiya's disappearance is out-of-character and there are concerns for her welfare.
Miss Raya's worried father reported her missing to police about 7.30pm and extensive inquiries have been conducted since that time by police from the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command.
Police are investigating the possibility Samiya might have left New South Wales and headed north to Queensland.
Last year she lived and went to school on the Gold Coast and there is a possibility she has returned to that area.
Samiya is described to police as being of white/European appearance, 175cm tall, with a fair complexion, slim build, shoulder-length bleached-blonde hair and a scar or burn mark on the back of her left hand.
Anyone who has seen or spoken with Samiya since Thursday are urged to contact Byron Bay Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.