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    Australia - Electra Doyle, 11, Pottsville NSW, 10th May 2013

    From the NSW Police Media Release Archive Page


    Friday, 24 May 2013 05:54:38 PM

    Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a girl reported missing in the state’s north.

    Electra Doyle, 11, was last seen at her home in Pottsville, near Tweed Heads, on Friday 10 May 2013.

    She was reported missing to police on Tuesday 21 May, 2013, after she failed to return from a visit with a relative.

    Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command have conducted extensive inquiries to locate Electra and serious concerns are held for her welfare.

    She’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, 155cm tall, of athletic build, with blonde shoulder-length hair and blue eyes.
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    What a bizaare case - why did it take so long for someone to report an 11 year old missing? Why isn't this all over the news? I wonder if this is a family abduction?

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    Updated: 27th May 2013 10:36 AM

    POLICE are still searching for missing Pottsville girl Electra Doyle.

    Crime manager Inspector Brendon Cullen said police believed she was in the company of a relative.

    "We was supposed to go back into her father's custody on May 13," he said.

    "Her father did not report her missing until May 21."

    The police hold serious concerns for her welfare.
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    Sounds like a custody issue and possibly a family related abduction.

    It is now June 2nd... This has not received ANY attention or media coverage in Australia and I do not believe any local areas searches have been conducted.

    11 years old is way too young to run away, I hope she is with a family member & is safe. The details surrounding the day she went missing and not reporting it to police until 10 days later is very suspicious. I wonder who actually saw her last and where?!

    Poor girl.

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    I thought it strange that it was not reported 'which/what/who Relative'?
    Grandparents? Aunt / Uncle? Brother? Sister? Blood relative?
    Its almost a month since she was last seen.

    I hope Electra is OK - I hope they are both OK -
    and I hope that the 'relative' or Electra can let the Police know where she is - asap.

    Another pic of Electra at:
    the Australia Police warnings FB Page
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    I hope she is ok too. The police must think she is safe (I hope) to not initiate more media attention. I don't like to prejudge, but it seems like there could be some family dysfunction here - why not report her missing on her custody day? Unless the lapse between when she was last seen and the missing person report was because whoever has her contacted her father and extended the care arrangements? Maybe he had made new arrangements for her to be returned on the 21st and they didn't show up?

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    Report From:Australian Children & Teens Awareness Page FB:

    Tweed-Byron Inspector Jim Kain said police had not yet located the 11-year-old, but detectives were also investigating leads across the border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strangeworld View Post
    I hope she is ok too. The police must think she is safe (I hope) to not initiate more media attention. I don't like to prejudge, but it seems like there could be some family dysfunction here - why not report her missing on her custody day? Unless the lapse between when she was last seen and the missing person report was because whoever has her contacted her father and extended the care arrangements? Maybe he had made new arrangements for her to be returned on the 21st and they didn't show up?
    It seems that the media has picked up Electra's case since another man David Wood (who unfortunately is now deceased) was missing from the same area. The report of David Wood's (pending identification) death was in the media today.

    In a way, it highlighted Electra being missing.

    David Woods case:
    THE body of Sapper David Wood, Combat Engineer of Casino was found near his home on Saturday afternoon, after intense searches from emergency services.
    At about 1.30pm on Saturday police were called to bushland near the missing man's home at Durack Circuit, Casino where the body was found.
    It was a tragic end to an intensive week long search by police, army, friends and members of the Wood family.
    A formal identification of the body is still to take place.

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    it really sounds like a custody issue & family abduction.

    police don't often do a lot of publicity in those type cases, unless there is some immediate concern for the childs welfare, and in this case they do have serious concerns so why haven't they created a big song and dance in the media about it?

    I hope Electra is found safe and well soon
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    I have an old friend that lives in Pottsville, Ill see what I can dig up!


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    Quote Originally Posted by inkpink View Post
    I have an old friend that lives in Pottsville, Ill see what I can dig up!
    Thanks for that!

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    I hope they find her quickly and that she is safe.

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    She’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, 155cm tall, of athletic build, with blonde shoulder-length hair and blue eyes.

    Either her missing photo with short hair is an old one, or the missing poster description of her hair length is incorrect. I wonder which it is?
    IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickadee117 View Post
    She’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, 155cm tall, of athletic build, with blonde shoulder-length hair and blue eyes.

    Either her missing photo with short hair is an old one, or the missing poster description of her hair length is incorrect. I wonder which it is?
    Nice catch Chickadee - I have only seen the one photo for her, and it looks as if she is dressed to play a team sport, so maybe her hair is tied back in the photo.
    She has quite a distinguishing smile though.

    I hope if she does have longer hair they release a more recent photo of her. I hope they have one.

    No new news as i can see at the moment in the media.
    Hope she is found soon and is safe.

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    Most young children in Australia must be enrolled in a school. I wonder what her primary school has to say on this? Surely they can shed clues on the custody battle. IMO

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