ALMOST 13 years ago, Laura Haworth left to go to work in her red Mazda 121, but never arrived.
It was Saturday, January 5, 2008. Laura was 23 at the time, and had told friends she was going to work before leaving her Queanbeyan home in her red Mazda.
Laura did not attend work and has not made contact with family or friends since.
On January 19, 2008, Laura’s vehicle was located parked at Kanangra Court car park in Reid. Police enquiries in the area were unable to locate her, and say lack of contact with her family is very out of character.
Now, on the first day of National Missing Persons Week, Laura’s family has appealed to the public for any information relating to their missing loved one.
Nationally, Laura is one of more than 2600 long-term missing persons.
The ACT currently has 14 long-term missing people, including two missing overseas.
Detective superintendent Jamey Bellicanta says the community has a role to play in long-term missing persons investigations.
“There may be people in our community or around Australia who have information on these missing cases,” he says.
“Police would like to find answers for the families and friends who don’t know what happened to their loved ones.”
If you have information about a missing person, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.