THE mother of missing Gemfields woman Tammy Nicole Campbell has made an emotional plea for her daughter to return home.
Jenny Belbin says she is “worried something terrible” by the disappearance of the 33-year-old insulin-dependant diabetic, who has a history of depression.
Her last contact with Tammy was on Boxing Day, when she received a text message her daughter was going to New South Wales.
It ended with: “Will return, love you all heaps”.
Through bank records, police have established Tammy’s last transaction was at a service station in Murwillumbah on New Year’s Eve.
Tammy was last seen in Sapphire on December 24, telling her family she was off to Gladstone to spend Christmas Day with her 17-year-old son Cody.
She packed a light travel bag and left in a maroon 1997 Hyundai Sonata sedan with her three dogs – Miles the husky cross, Weasel the red terrier, and the affectionately named miniature Chihuahua, Poopylah.
The car’s registration is 890 KLC.
Visibly upset, Mrs Belbin said she spent every day texting and calling Tammy’s pre-paid mobile phone, only to hear it go through to messagebank.
She and husband George are at a loss to explain what has happened.
“Tammy was happy,” said Mrs Belbin.
“She had a great new job in Emerald at Home Hardware, she’d just started a new relationship and got a house at Anakie.
“On Saturday morning (December 26) she said not to worry, that she’d be back, and I haven’t heard from her since.
“She’s always kept in touch with me. A couple of days might go by, but not as a rule, and never this long.
“As far as I know she doesn’t have any friends in New South Wales.
“I am afraid, because it’s just not like her not to contact me. We just want Tammy to come home.”
Anakie’s Senior Constable Allan Ward said Tammy was 167cm tall, with brown hair and hazel eyes, and of proportionate build.
“Due to Ms Campbell’s medical conditions, her parents and police have concerns for her wellbeing and safety,” he said.
“We have had no confirmed sightings of her.
”Anyone who has information that could assist police is urged to ring Anakie station on 4985 4200 or the Missing Persons Unit on 3364 6464.