Social media helps locate missing girls

UPDATE: SOCIAL media has played a major role in locating two teenage girls who were reported missing from south Brisbane.

Maddie Holloway-Baker and Jessica Spencer, both aged 15, were last seen at a Forest Lake address in the Inala area around 11am on Monday.

They had not made contact with their families, prompting police to issue a missing persons report on Thursday afternoon.


A few hours later, a local woman recognised the pair in Surfers Paradise after seeing their photos on Facebook and contacted police.

Danielle told Gold Coast Weather & News Together she saw Maddie and Jessica walking through Cavill Mall shortly after 6pm and had security watch them until police arrived.

Police released a statement at 6.43pm confirming the girls were located around 6.20pm in Surfers Paradise, safe and well.

EARLIER: POLICE believe two teenage girls last seen in Brisbane on Monday could have made their way to the Gold Coast.

Officers are seeking public assistance to locate the two 15-year-old’s who have been reported missing from the Inala area.

Maddie Holloway-Baker and Jessica Spencer were last seen at an address on Anatini Place, Forest Lake around 11am on June 2.

They have not made contact with their families since and police and their families are concerned for their welfare.

Maddie (pictured above left) is described as being Caucasian, 150cm tall with a slim build, olive skin and shoulder length black hair.

She was last seen wearing a school uniform of dark blue shorts and dark blue polo shirt with purple Nike running shoes.

Jessica Spencer (pictured above right) is also described as Caucasian, 163cm tall with a slim build and long straight brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a black sleeveless tank top with white writing on the front, knee length black shorts and was carrying a grey/black back pack with pink trim and a butterfly pattern on the outside.

Police are urging anyone that has seen either of the girls or have any information which may assist investigations to contact the Inala Police station on 3737 5555 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000.