Police following leads in search for missing Grafton teen
UPDATE, 4.30PM: POLICE from several regions have been chasing leads in the search for missing Grafton teenager Emma Powell.
Coffs/Clarence duty officer Inspector Jo Reid said any information from the public about possible sightings was being followed up as soon as it came in.
"We are chasing down leads wherever we get them, with information coming via CrimeStoppers, direct calls to the station and social media," Insp Reid said.
"As every day passes it gets more and more of a worry... we need as many eyes as we can get. Hopefully we can find her soon."
Anyone with information is asked to phone CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 or Grafton police on 6642 0222.
UPDATE, 11AM WEDNESDAY: POLICE still hold concerns for the welfare of a Grafton teenager who has been missing since Monday.
It has now been more than 48 hours since the last confirmed sighting of 16-year-old Emma Powell.
Coffs/Clarence duty officer Inspector Brendan Gorman said there had been no developments overnight, but police were still searching.
"There are concerns for her welfare, so we need to make sure she's safe," he said.
Police are urging anyone with information, or anyone who knows the whereabouts of Emma, to contact police immediately.
It is believed she may be travelling in a Land Rover Defender with NSW registration of CYE 34A. She may also be with a black dog.
UPDATE, 2PM TUESDAY: THE mother of missing teenager Emma Powell has issued an emotional plea for her daughter to come home.
Shannon Powell first appealed to people on Facebook last night, in an attempt to help find the 16-year-old.
She told The Daily Examiner all she needed to know was that her daughter was okay.
"We've always taught her that wherever she is she can always call us," she said.
"Wherever she is or whatever has happened not as important as coming home.
"Please come home, or just let someone know that you're okay. That's all we need to know."
EARLIER: POLICE are appealing for public assistance to help locate a teenager missing from Grafton.
Emma Powell, aged 16, is believed to have left her home between 9.30am and 12.30pm yesterday.
It is thought that Emma may be travelling in the family vehicle, a white Land Rover Defender with NSW registration of CYE 34A.
Emma is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 175cm tall with shoulder length blonde/brownish hair.
She has blue/green eyes with a thin-medium build and is known to wear silver jewellery.
Emma may be travelling with her black dog, a kelpie cross labrador.
Police and family have concerns for her welfare as the disappearance is out of character.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command are conducting inquiries to locate her and have searched a number of locations without success.
Police are urging anyone with information, or anyone who knows the whereabouts of Emma or who sights the vehicle to contact police immediately.