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Search for missing Townsville twins moves to Rocky

Rae Bichel puts up a poster of missing children. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Rae Bichel puts up a poster of missing children. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka Rokamissing

THE family of twin girls who are missing are hoping someone in Rockhampton has information that will lead to finding them.  

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 father, Michael Watter, has raised $10,000 reward money for information given to the police that lead to finding the girls.  

A Facebook page has been set up to help the search for Bronte an Isabella.

He said his ex-partner had a friend in Rockhampton who had helped her in the past.  

Meanwhile, Mr Watter's aunt, Rae Bichel, who used to run Mobil service stations in the region, has been busy in the past few days, going from business to business in Rockhampton, requesting permission to put up flyers.  

She is hoping the reward money and the posters will lead to information about the girls' whereabouts.  

Mr Watter, who grew up in Ipswich, said he had put in what savings he had left, some family put in money and $2500 was raised via crowdfunding.  

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?"  

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