Cabramatta’s Carolyn Anaki, 15, was last seen in Liverpool on Monday night. Her distraught family have made an impassioned plea for help in finding her.
Fairfield Advance reported that older brother Chester Anaki, 28, said the family, including their parents Ogeoleafa and Sani Sr, were desperately seeking help to find Carolyn, who attends Cabramatta High School.
“My family, my parents, we love her and miss her and we want her to come home safely,” he said.
Carolyn had gone to Platinum Fight and Fitness Centre, in Liverpool, with her other brother Sani Jr, 23, before she disappeared.
“Everything was normal,” Sani Jr said, “Even during the training she seemed pretty good.”
Sani Jr went to work on some weights at 7.30pm but by 8pm Carolyn was missing, leaving her brothers, sisters and parents desperate to find her.
Mum Ogeoleafa Anaki, 48, said the last time she saw Carolyn she was leaving to go the gym.
“(She was) laughing at me. I said to her ‘Have fun’. She said ‘Okay mum’. Then she opened the door,” Mrs Anaki said.
The Anaki family have spent every day since then searching for Carolyn, with older brother Chester taking a week off from his job to scour the city for her.
They have searched their local area including Cabramatta, Carramar, Liverpool, and as far out as Penrith and Canterbury.
Today they began to put up Missing Person flyers.
Police have also been searching for Carolyn since Monday night and say they hold concerns for her welfare.
Early reports indicate that Carolyn may have left the Liverpool gym through a back door.
The Anaki family have all asked that community members look out for Carolyn.
“If anyone sees her just contact police,” Sani Jr said, “Or even approach her because she’s very shy.”
“I want whoever (finds her) to know Carolyn is suffering from an illness. She needs her medication,” Mrs Anaki said.
Anyone with information about Carolyn is asked to phone Liverpool police on 9821 8444.