FOUND! Aussie toddler who vanished is discovered safe and well!
Police have confirmed Aria Jane Killiby is in Southport, QLD
Editor / April 11 2019
Aria Jane Killiby - the toddler missing from the north coast of New South Wales has been found safe and well.
Police issued an Amber Alert “as a matter of extreme urgency” after the 22-month-old girl went missing from her home in Grafton. She was believed to be with her 24-year-old dad.
After several hours searching, the girl was discovered to be safe and well in Southport, on the Gold Coast, at about 10.30pm on Wednesday night.
Police issued the following, updated statement:
The 22-month-old girl who was missing from the Grafton area since Monday (8 April 2019) has been safely located about 10.30pm today (Wednesday 10 April 2019), at an address in Southport, Queensland.
Police would like to thank the public and members of the media for their assistance in relation to this matter.
Investigations are ongoing and no further information is available at this stage.
A 22-month-old girl and her dad have simply vanished from their New South Wales home, police are reporting.
Little Aria Jane Killiby has been missing since Monday morning and she is thought to be with her 24-year-old dad Leroy Killiby, in a red Jeep Cherokee with Queensland registration plates 131 XDG.
Police were called to an address on North Street, Grafton, after there were extreme concerns for Aria's welfare.
Officers searched the address but the pair were both gone.
Aria is described as being of fair complexion, with blonde hair and brown eyes.
Leroy is described as being of fair complexion,medium build, about 170cm-175cm tall, with brown hair and a brown beard.
He has recently shaved one side of his head and tattooed the words ‘Aria Jane’ with a wasp motif.
Police have reason to believe the pair could be travelling to Queensland as Aria's father is knows Tweed Heads and Queensland very well.
The police force issued an amber alert on Wednesday asking anyone with "information about this abduction" to ring triple zero.
They are urging anybody with information to contact 000 immediately.
Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.