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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

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Missing woman Kirily Jacobson. Photo supplied.

NSW Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman missing from Queensland, who is now believed to be on the Far North Coast.

Kirily Jacobson, aged 38, was last seen at home on Flamingo Key, Broadbeach Waters in Queensland, at about 5.30am on Thursday 29 December 2022.

When she could not be located, officers attached to Queensland Police Service were notified and commenced inquiries into her whereabouts.

Missing woman Kirily Jacobson. Photo supplied.

Following inquiries, NSW Police Force officers attached to Tweed-Byron were advised that Kirily may be in the vicinity of Cabarita Beach.

Police say that at about 12.50am this morning (Sunday 31 December), police located a vehicle belonging to Kirily at Cabarita Headland.

Police and family hold serious concerns for her welfare.

Kirily is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a heavy build, brown hair and blue eyes.

She was last seen wearing a black singlet and black shorts.

A multi-agency search is currently underway, with assistance from NSW Police Rescue, Marine Area Command, Surf Lifesaving NSW with drone, and the State Emergency Service.

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.


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