**PLEASE NOTE: Images of Lauren are available on NSWPF social media pages. ***
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a teenage girl missing from the state’s south.
Lauren Rafferty, aged 12, was last seen about 1.30pm yesterday (Sunday 9 May 2021) on Scherger Place, Mount Austin.
Officers from Riverina Police District were notified of her disappearance after she failed to return home later that evening and commenced an investigation.
Lauren is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 155cm tall, thin build with brown shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a black jumper, blue jeans and black shoes.
Her disappearance is out of character and police and family have concerns for her welfare.
Anyone who sees Lauren, or believes they know her whereabouts, is urged to contact Riverina Police District or Crime Stoppers.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.