Car located in search for mum and baby missing in Alice Springs

Kamilia Palu
·News Editor
·1-min read

Police have uncovered a crucial link to a teenager missing from Alice Springs with her one-year-old baby.

Makasha Prayta, 17, was last seen on Saturday October 24 leaving home in her blue Holden VT Commodore.

Her family told police Makasha was planning to travel to the cross border region of Western Australia.

There are serious concerns held for the wellbeing of the pair.

On Tuesday, NT Police confirmed they had found Makasha’s car, though there was no sign of the mum or her child.

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Makasha Pratya has been missing since last weekend with her one-year-old baby. Source: NT PFES

“Police located the vehicle and checked the passengers but unfortunately Makasha and her child were not in the vehicle,” an NT Police spokesperson told the Daily Telegraph.

“Initial inquiries indicate Makasha may not be aware of the seriousness of the concerns of which police hold for her, and we urge anyone who is in contact with Makasha to encourage her to contact police or family to confirm the wellbeing of herself and her child.”

Police are continuing to concentrate their search around Alice Springs.

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A blue Holden Commodore, similar to the vehicle driven by Makasha. Source: NT PFES/File

Makasha is described as a 17-year-old Aboriginal female with a slim build, brown eyes and shoulder length wavy hair.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of the pair are urged to contact NT Police on 131 444 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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