Sunshine Coast Daily

Mullumbimby girl still missing

POLICE are still hunting for 15-year-old Samiya Raya missing from her Mullumbimby home since Thursday.

Samiya went to an appointment in Mullumbimby as scheduled about 11am on Thursday, June 25, and then to a nearby chemist, but did not return to school or show up at work later in the day.

“Her concerned 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 said in a statement.

She has not been in contact with family or friends since, and police have been told her disappearance is out of character.

“Police are investigating the possibility Samiya might have left NSW 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,” the statement said.

Yesterday, Inspector Jim Kain said there had been a number of suspected, but unconfirmed, sightings of Samiya.

“She hasn't been recovered,” he said.

“Police are following up a number of possible sightings and also making inquiries about a possible contact with the young girl in the Toowoomba area.”

Samiya is described as being 175cm tall with a fair complexion, a slim build and shoulder-length, bleached-blonde hair.

She has a scar or burn mark on the back of her left hand.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Byron Bay Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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