Appeal to locate teen missing from Katoomba

Saturday, 06 May 2023 03:06:41 AM

Please note: An image of the missing person is available on the NSWPF social media pages.

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a teenage girl missing from the Blue Mountains.

Monica January, aged 16, was last seen at Blacktown Railway Station, around 10pm yesterday (Friday 5 May 2023).

When she failed to return home or make contact with family members, she was reported missing to officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command, who commenced inquiries into her whereabouts.

Police and family hold concerns for her welfare due to her age and living with autism.

Monica is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 165cm tall, thin build, and has dark brown hair.

She is wearing a red beanie, blue jumper, grey long pants, and carrying a bible and stuffed toy bear.

Monica is known to frequent the railway networks.

Anyone who may have seen Monica or has information regarding her whereabouts is urged to contact Blue Mountains Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.