UPDATE: 22-month-old girl found after police search

UPDATE, Thursday, 5.45am: THE 22-month-old girl who was missing from the Grafton area since Monday was safely located about 10.30pm on Wednesday night, at an address in Southport, Queensland.

Police would like to thank the public and members of the media for their assistance in relation to this matter.

Investigations are ongoing and no further information is available at this stage.

 

Original story: THE NSW Police Force is seeking urgent public assistance to help locate a toddler who has been missing from the Grafton area since Monday morning.

At about 8.15am on April 8, police attended an address on North Street, Grafton, to execute a Child Recovery Order issued due to extreme concerns for the welfare of 22-month-old Aria Jane Killiby.

An Amber Alert has been issued for missing Grafton toddler Aria Jane Killiby.
An Amber Alert has been issued for missing Grafton toddler Aria Jane Killiby.

Officers searched the address but the child and her father, 24-year-old Leroy Killiby, were not located.

Leroy Killiby, 24, disappeared with his daughter. Picture: NSW Police
Leroy Killiby, 24, disappeared with his daughter. Picture: NSW Police

Aria Killiby is described as being of Caucasian appearance with a fair complexion, blonde hair and brown eyes.

Leroy Killiby is described as being of Caucasian appearance with a fair complexion, of medium build, about 170cm-175cm tall, with brown hair and a brown beard. He has recently shaved one side of his head and tattooed the words 'Aria Jane' with a wasp motif.

Leroy Killiby has recently shaved one side of his head and tattooed the words ‘Aria Jane’ with a wasp motif.
Leroy Killiby has recently shaved one side of his head and tattooed the words ‘Aria Jane’ with a wasp motif.

They are believed to be travelling in a red Jeep Cherokee, with Queensland registration plates 131-XDG. It's thought they could have possibly travelled to Queensland.

Police are asking the public to be on alert and report any sightings of this man or car. He is known to frequent Tweed Heads and Queensland.

Ring Triple Zero (000) to provide any information about this abduction.