Police fear for teen's well-being
POLICE are deeply concerned for the well-being of a young girl who went missing from Lismore just over three weeks ago.
Nikita McMahon, 13, was last seen by her grandmother in Zadoc Street, Lismore, about 3.30pm on Wednesday, July 14.
She has not communicated with her family or her carer since then and police say it is out of character for Nikita to be away from home and not make contact.
It is believed she may be with another youth, and there is also a possibility she may have travelled to Mackay, in North Queensland, to visit family members.
Police have appealed to the public for assistance to help locate her.
Nikita is described as being of Caucasian appearance with a fair complexion, about 170cm tall with an athletic build, and brown shoulder-length hair.
The appeal comes in the middle of National Missing Persons Week – an annual campaign to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons.
This year's theme is ‘a day spent waiting is a day lost' – aiming to dispel the myth you have to wait 24 hours to report a person missing. Anyone who knows Nikita's whereabouts is urged to contact police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.