Family of missing Gatton teen Jayde Kendall have made an emotional plea for her return.
Holding out hope that she is still out there, Jayde’s uncle mustered a brave face appealing to the public for answers.
“Our family is a very private, loving, close knit circle of people and we are deeply traumatised at the disappearance of Jayde,” Mr Morrissey said.
“We as a family are appealing for anyone who has information or may have seen Jayde around the time of her disappearance to come forward no matter how relevant or irrelevant you may think it is.”
Described as a beautiful, mature young girl, Mr Morrissey spoke of how his niece played a motherly figure to her little brother after her mum passed away several years ago.
“Jayde is the glue who holds this family together,” Mr Morrissey said.
“Her disappearance has caused untold grief towards us.”
Mr Morrissey begged with anyone who may be holding her against her will to have a bit of human decency and let her go.
“If that’s the case… bring her home to us mate,”
Detective Acting Inspector Matt Howard said investigators spent the weekend combing over Lake Apex after a tip off from the public, but the search was suspended when no items were located.
“We have received over 100 pieces of crime stoppers information and are leaving no stone unturned in our search for Jayde,” Detective Howard said.
It was the second possible breakthrough in the ordeal, after police located a personal item in Walloon, 45km from her home, five days ago.
Jayde worked tirelessly at her job at McDonalds, had aspirations of pursuing a career in psychology and had purchased a car just before her disappearance.
“Jayde is a good person, committed to her studies and work,” Mr Morrissey said.
“It’s totally out of character for Jayde to run away.”
Missing person Jayde Kendall
Anyone with information in relation to Jaydes whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.