Mother makes emotional plea for missing daughter to come home

Gabriella Fernandes.
Gabriella Fernandes.

UPDATE: The parents of missing Bertram girl Gabriella Fernandes last night confirmed their daughter was found by police in Cockburn and had returned home.

“Myself and Ivana would like thank all our friends and family, our daughter Gabriella has been found safe and well, she is with us,” Mr Fernandes said.

“From the bottom of hearts we thank you for texts, calls and messages, we are so overwhelmed.”

Gabriella went missing from the family home on Sunday night.

Kwinana Police tweeted this morning that the 16-year-old was safe and well and thanks the community for its support.

 

A BERTRAM mother has made an emotional plea to her missing 16-year-old daughter Gabriella to come home after she snuck out of her bedroom window on Sunday night.

Ivana and Paul Fernandes went to bed on Sunday evening after a family day out and according to Mrs Fernandes all seemed OK.

Mrs Fernandes said she kissed her children goodnight and said she was going to take them out to the beach the following day.

On Monday when she woke, she said her husband had cooked the children breakfast and when he went to wake his daughter, he noticed Gabriella’s window was open and she was not in her room.

“We tried calling her mobile but her phone is switched off,” Mrs Fernandes said.

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“We’ve rung her friends, family and nobody has seen her.”

Mrs Fernandes said she tried to report her daughter missing to police yesterday but because it had not yet been 24 hours, there was not much they could do.

She is awaiting to make a formal report today, 36 hours after she was last seen.

Crying, Mrs Fernandes told Community News all she wanted was her daughter home safely.

“I want to hear she is fine and hear her say mum I’m OK I’ll come home soon,” Mrs Fernandes said.

“I would hug her and not let her go.”

According to Mrs Fernandes, her daughter also left two notes.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers 1800 333 000.