Appeal to locate missing teenage girl – Hunter Valley

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a girl missing from the Hunter Valley region.

Sophie Holden, aged 15, was last seen travelling in a white Holden Cruze, bearing NSW registration DZX 29U, driven by an 18-year-old woman known to her in the Paxton area – about 10km south of Cessnock – at 3.30pm yesterday (Saturday 25 November 2023).

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District were notified and commenced inquiries into her whereabouts.

Police and family hold concerns for her welfare.

Sophia is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 160cm, thin build and has long brown hair.

She was last seen wearing glasses, white hooded jumper and grey shorts.

Inquiries have established that Sophia and the 18-year-old woman maybe travelling to Victoria.

Anyone with information into her whereabouts is urged to call Cessnock Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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