UPDATE: A family who were reported missing in Western Australia have been found.
A Western Australia Police spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia they no longer needed assistance in finding the trio – a 26-year-old man, a 28-year-old woman and their 16-week-old baby.
“Inquiries by WA Police identified the family are no longer in WA but have travelled interstate,” a statement from police said on Tuesday afternoon.
EARLIER: An urgent appeal has been issued to help find a couple and their baby who have now been missing for two weeks.
Coree Stewart, 26, Patricia Taylor, 28, and their 16-week-old baby haven’t been seen since last being spotted in the Balcatta area, about 13 kilometres north of Perth in Western Australia.
WA Police said on Tuesday morning (local time) Mirrabooka Police were “urgently seeking the public’s assistance for information regarding the whereabouts” of the trio.
Police said it was not known what they were last seen wearing.
Mr Stewart was described as 179cms tall with a slim to medium build, short brown hair and hazel eyes.
Ms Taylor was described to be approximately 165cms tall with a slim to medium build and long brown hair.
Mother’s public plea to find missing family
Michelle Smith, who is Mr Stewart’s mum, said she had last seen the family 10 days as she had been self-isolating after feeling ill.
She describing his lack of contact to ABC Radio Perth as “completely out of character”.
Ms Smith said the couple had been in “transitional housing” like many others amid the pandemic.
“They didn't find a house until three days before the baby was born and had quite a traumatic birth,” she said.
“They're a young couple trying to learn to cope with a new child and being scared with a new disease around.”
What was “bizarre” to Ms Smith was there were no clues to where the couple had gone.
“The car is in the driveway, we don't know what they're wearing, their phones are off, they're not on Facebook — their accounts have been closed,” she told ABC Radio Perth.
“Patricia and Coree… we love you, and if you can hear us please tell us that you’re okay.”
Police have concerns for the family’s welfare and have urged anyone who sees Coree, Patricia or baby Isaac to call police immediately on 131 444.
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