Mother, daughter missing



THERE was nothing in last Saturday's phone call to suggest Kellie McGuiness or her young daughter were in trouble.

But they have not been heard from since.

Rockhampton police yesterday said they feared for the pair's safety and appealed for the public's help to find them.

Rockhampton District Inspector Graham Coleman said on Saturday morning Ms McGuiness, 23, phoned her parents' North Rockhampton home where she had been staying, and told her sister she would be home that afternoon.

Ms McGuiness and her threeyear-old daughter (whose name has been suppressed for investigative reasons) have not been seen since Friday.

They were reported missing on Monday afternoon.

Inspector Coleman said Ms McGuiness, of Beaudesert, had been visiting her mum and dad after arriving last Wednesday.

"She was last seen in the front yard of a North Rockhampton residence on Friday,'' Inspector Coleman said.

"Police have real concerns for their safety and welfare.

"We believe it's out of character for her (Ms McGuiness) not to be in contact with her parents.''

The child may have been in a pram.

Inspector Coleman said Ms McGuiness had previously spent a month in Rockhampton in October so she was not totally unfamiliar with the area.

Police are not aware of any friends Ms McGuiness may have in Rockhampton.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000) or Rockhampton police (4932 1500).



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