Detective scour bushland in search for woman missing for two months

SEVERAL ITEMS have been seized for forensic examination as detectives continue to scour bushland in NSW as part of the investigation into the disappearance of a Sydney woman.

Samah Baker was last seen when a friend dropped her home on Early Street in Parramatta on the morning of Friday 4 January 2019.

The 30-year-old was reported missing by relatives later that day after they could not get in contact with her.


Investigations have led detectives to an area at Yarra, about 16km south-west of Goulburn.

The forensic search began at 9am on Wedensday with officers locating several items which may be relevant to the investigation.

They were seized to undergo forensic examination and the search of bushland will continue today.

As their inquiries continue, Strike Force Boutcher detectives are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage, who was driving on the Hume Highway near the French VC rest stop at Yarra between 9pm and midnight on Friday 4 January 2019, to come forward.

“We’ve had great community support following an appeal earlier this week, but we are continuing to call on those who can provide us with details of Samah Baker’s movements in early January,” Superintendent Julie Boon said.

“We believe there are people out there who may know where Samah is but are fearful or reluctant to come forward.

“To them I say, please put yourselves in the shoes of the Baker family. They want to find their beloved daughter and sister and bring her home.

“It could just be that small detail or dashcam vision that could help investigators find Samah.”

She is described as being Mediterranean/Middle Eastern in appearance, 155-165 cm tall, with a medium build, and long dark hair.

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