Computer-generated images of missing twins
POLICE have released computer-generated images as part of a renewed appeal for public assistance to help locate two nine-year-old girls missing from Townsville for more than two years.
Bronte and Isabella Watter and a 43-year-old woman, Catherine Watter were reported missing from Townsville on April 4, 2014.
Concerns are held for their welfare as this year will be the third Christmas they haven't been seen or heard from by family and friends.
Police have introduced new investigative techniques compiling computer-generated images (pictured) that show what Isabella and Bronte would look like today.
At the time of their disappearance Bronte was described as being approximately 100cm tall, slight build, fair skin and long light brown hair.
Isabella was described as being approximately 100cm tall, slight build, fair skin and short light brown hair.
Catherine (pictured) is described as being approximately 163cm tall, with short hair and hazel eyes.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Catherine Watter.
Warrants to return the children to their father's custody have been issued by the Family Law Court.
Police are requesting those travelling over the Christmas period to be vigilant of the missing girls and any information on their whereabouts of Bronte, Isabella and Catherine to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Their father, Michael, spoke at a press conference this morning, urging people with information about his daughters' whereabouts, or that of his ex wife, to come forward.
He said his message to his daughters was that he did not blame them for being away for the past two years, almost three, and that he loved them.
"My wish for Christmas, as it is every day, is that they come home," Mr Watter said.
He still buys them Christmas presents and presents for their birthday, which is coming up next month.
Mr Watter said there were people that were supporting Catherine in the lead up to the disappearance of the three females and that those people had not shown any concerns about her whereabouts, which he hoped meant those people know that the three were alive and well.
11.36am: A DEVELOPMENT in the investigation about twin girls missing from Townsville for three years with links to the Rockhampton community is about to be announced.
Seven-year-old non-identical twins Bronte and Isabella Watter were taken from their primary school in Townsville on April 4 by their mother, Cassie, who does not have legal custody of the girls.
Their great aunt, Rae Bichel, who used to run Mobil service stations in the Rockhampton region, put up flyers in the region back in 2014.
The girls' father Michael Watter announced the press conference via Facebook last night.
Ms Bichel has been talking to Mr Watter daily via Facebook and wants to do everything she can to help.
There have been some reports the girls and their mother where in Brisbane, but police investigations did not find anything.
"There have been no public sightings of the girls or their mother since they disappeared," Mr Watter told The Morning Bulletin last week.
"They could be anywhere in Australia."
He said given Cassie's bank accounts have not been touched, it was believed someone was helping her and the girls to be not seen in four months.
Mr Watter has appealed to those that are helping Cassie.
"How is this going to end?" he said.
"Are they going to stay on the run for the rest of their lives?"