Woman disappears while camping in Kakadu

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Jessica Louise Stephens was camping near Nourlangie Rock, known for its Bininj rock paintings. Picture: Supplied

A widespread aerial search has been sparked after a woman disappeared while camping in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.

Police said they hold concerns for Jessica Louise Stephens, 35, who has not contacted her family since travelling to the scenic national park, which spans nearly 20,000sq km.

Ms Stephens travelled to Kakadu on Thursday, October 19 and is believed to have camped near Nourlangie Rock – known for its World Heritage rock art and picturesque stone landscapes.

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Jessica Louise Stephens was last heard from on Thursday, October 19 when she travelled to the national park. Picture: Supplied
Nourlangie Rock art
She camped near Nourlangie Rock, known for its Bininj rock paintings. Picture: Supplied

Police have since located Ms Stephens’ car; however, she remains unaccounted for.

“A land and aerial search operation is currently under way by police and Kakadu National Park Rangers,” NT Police said in a statement.

Anyone who has seen Ms Stephens or who may have information as to her whereabouts has been urged to contact NT Police on 131 444.