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May 14, 2021

Wollongbar girl still missing

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Fifteen-year-old Riley Steer (pictured) has been missing from her Wollongbar family home since Saturday October 12. Photo NSW Police
Fifteen-year-old Riley Steer (pictured) has been missing from her Wollongbar family home since Saturday October 12. Photo NSW Police

Police are still concerned over the whereabouts of a missing Wollongbar teenager, despite her sending a text message to her parents on Sunday saying she was okay and staying with friends.

Fifteen-year-old Riley Steer disappeared from the family’s Campbell Avenue home sometime after 5pm Saturday (12 October).

Her parents reported her missing at about 7pm, after they returned home and found she was gone.

Police from Richmond Local Area Command subsequently searched the area without success.

Riley is described as being of Caucasian appearance, slim build, approximately 168cm tall, long brown hair, hazel-coloured eyes. She was last seen wearing short denim shorts, a white singlet and carrying a purple bag.

There is better news about a disabled young Pottsville teen, who went missing on the same day.

The 16-year-old boy was found shortly after midday yesterday (14 October) safe and well.


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