Police investigating the disappearance of Gatton teen Jayde Kendall believe the movements of a red car in the Lockyer Valley area on the day she vanished are crucial to their investigation.
Jayde, 16, was last seen on the afternoon of Friday August 14 at Highview Avenue around 3.15pm. Jayde is described as Caucasian, 155cms tall with brown hair, green eyes and a proportionate build.
Jayde’s bank account was accessed through at an ATM on Railway Street, Gatton at 5.45pm and 5.47pm on Friday, August 14.
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Police have previously released images of a vehicle of interest, a red Toyota Corolla five door hatchback and believe it was in the Gatton business district at that time.
Acting Detective Inspector Matt Howard urged anyone who may have seen the car to contact police.
“Jayde’s account was accessed at the Commonwealth Bank at Railway Street at 5.45pm and 5.47pm. We are urging anyone who may have seen Jayde or the vehicle of interest at that time to contact Crime Stoppers.”
“We are also asking landowners in and around the Gatton area to search their properties, and alert police to anything unusual – even something as seemingly insignificant as a gate left open,” Acting Detective Inspector Howard said.
“We really need to gather as much information as possible to try to find Jayde. We are relying on members of the public to think hard about what they saw in the Gatton area on August 14.
The car is distinctive with faded and damaged paint on the roof, a missing left rear hubcap and faded/dulled headlights.
The car may have been driven by a man described as Caucasian, around 18 years of age, 180cm tall, with dark hair.
Police are urging anyone who believes they may have seen the car or Jayde to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.