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    Thailand - Grace Taylor, 21, missing while backpacking - February 2016

    21 year old from Dorset missing in Thailand. Grace Taylor HAS called her parents since she went missing but has disappeared again. In her mums words:

    "she was very stressed and frightened saying that people were trying to hurt her and were following her and she wanted to come home. We calmed her down and booked her a flight from Krabi tonight but she never arrived at the airport by taxi and has gone missing again"

    Her mum's FB https://www.facebook.com/sam.taylor.98478 (mods hope this is allowed, she has changed her settings to public as she wants it sharing)

    http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/201...g-in-thailand/

    http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...land/?Ref=fbpg

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    Grace's Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/grace.taylor.5203

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    Seems she made it to the airport but then didn't board the flight her parents had booked for her, they must be out of their mind with worry... I backpacked Thailand a few years ago and spent a couple of weeks in and around Ao Nang and loved it there, though Krabi itself was a bit of a dump and the airport is in the middle of nowhere.

    Her parents are flying out to find her and bring her home. I hope this ends well... here's a photo of Grace, probably taken when she set off on her adventure.

    Grace Taylor.jpg

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    Just worked out Thailand is 7 hours ahead of UK time, so when she called her parents at 11am today it was 6pm in Thailand and she was apparently at the airport less than 3 hours later. Her phone call must have been concerning enough for them to book her onto the next available flight (probably via Bangkok). What a nightmare.

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    Just seen this shared by an ex colleague who is out there and who happens to be an anazing CPN. I hope someone safe finds her quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalsglen View Post
    Just seen this shared by an ex colleague who is out there and who happens to be an anazing CPN. I hope someone safe finds her quickly.
    I hope your colleague finds her, it sounds like she needs some help and a friendly face.

    Per mums FB: she was told by Grace's hotel that the taxi driver they booked for her confirmed she got to the airport ok. There must be CCTV of people walking in, I wonder if she checked in.

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    This is reminding me of Lars Mittank. I hope she is found safe soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckieD View Post
    This is reminding me of Lars Mittank. I hope she is found safe soon
    I'd not heard of Lars before but just read a summary of the case and, yeah, I can see the similarities. Let's hope Grace is found asap.

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    I was hoping there was a thread on here. I can't imagine what her family is going through...to get that call from her and believe she is in distress...but she is so far away and you can't just go and get her. I hope that someone finds her, or comes across her and helps her get safe.

    I wonder if she even tried to board the flight, and was turned away for some reason, or if she made it to the airport but didn't attempt to check in/board.

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    Off topic slightly, but I was trying to find the thread about Jordan Jacobs (selfish git who told his parents he'd been kidnapped in order to avoid flying home at Xmas before his mum started cancer treatment). I found the thread by doing a search, but it won't let me access it, says I don't have permission

    Can anyone else access it as I wanted to see if there were any updates? Also Lauren Hebden's thread is inaccessible.

    If not, question for MODS - do threads sometimes get deleted as the request of the people involved?!?
    Last edited by CoverMeCagney; 02-22-2016 at 08:16 PM. Reason: didn't finish a sentence!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverMeCagney View Post
    Off topic slightly, but I was trying to find the thread about Jordan Jacobs (selfish git who told his parents he'd been kidnapped in order to avoid flying home at Xmas before his mum started cancer treatment). I found the thread by doing a search, but it won't let me access it, says

    Can anyone else access it as I wanted to see if there were any updates? Also Lauren Hebden's thread is inaccessible.

    If not, question for MODS - do threads sometimes get deleted as the request of the people involved?!?
    I could not access Jordan Jacobs' thread either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfectingpink View Post
    I could not access Jordan Jacobs' thread either.
    Hmmm, I've never had that error message before. For what it's worth I think sometimes threads SHOULD get deleted when the person is found safe (I can think of several cases where a visible thread could be detrimental to them, both adults and children) but I didn't know "we" actually did it. I need to know now!

    Meanwhile, back to Grace. Her mum was posting loads earlier this evening but nothing for a while. I'm sure I read she/they were planning to fly out tomorrow morning, perhaps that has been brought forward. I hope her lack of updates is not because there's been bad news.

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    I hope she's found safe quickly. How frightening for her parents.

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    Previous backpacker sightings have reported that she is disorientated and not in a good mental state.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a6890321.html

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    She's been found! :d

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