1. Family of missing teen Cassie Olczak fear she might have been “given something” before she disappeared.
As police turn their search for missing Sydney teen Cassie Olczak to bushland near Waterfall her family say they are concerned she may have been “given something” before she disappeared on Sunday night.
The 16-year-old from Sylvania boarded a train at Banksia station in Sydney’s south at 6.58pm Sunday night in an “agitated state” just 24 hours after returning from visiting her father in Abu Dhabi.
She never arrived home.
Instead of departing at her station of Hurstville she was picked up by CCTV leaving Waterfall station, 30 minutes past Hurstville, at 7.40pm.
There are now concerns that after an incident involving two friends she may have been given a substance.
The Daily Telegraph reports one commuter said she was “dazed and glazed” when they saw her.
“She definitely needs medical attention, she’d be extremely dehydrated by now too,” Ms Olczak said.
“I just need to get my daughter back.
“If she hears this; your friends, your family are desperate for you to come home. Please come home.”
It comes as reports have emerged police are also looking for another two women in the Royal National Park after two 21-year-olds, Nikki Groves and Kate Bateup, phoned the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) at 2pm yesterday saying they were missing in the bush land.
The search was put on hold at approximately 7pm due to darkness and it’s expected the search will resume this morning.
Cassie’s sister Jacqueline has also pleaded on Facebook for Cassie to let them know she is okay.
“Cassie if you see this please just let us know that you’re okay and safe. We are worried about you I love you,” she wrote.
Last night police searched the Royal National Park for any signs of the missing teen.
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