HTML Source EditorWord Wrap
A New Zealand family's desperate search for a missing mother of 3 has lead them to Queensland.
31 year old Alice Tocher hasn't been seen since Thursday (November 24) when she dropped her daughter off at school in the Dunedin suburb of St Kilda.
Her Melbourne-based mother, Jennine, has been appealing to Facebook for information.
"She has three children, 5 siblings, parents and a large army of friends who would like her safely back home,"
A traveller, Elizabeth, then commented on the Facebook appeal, revealing she'd seen Alice on a Christchurch to Brisbane flight on Friday.
Air New Zealand confirmed to the family the missing woman travelled on the flight, and arrived at the Australian city.
"Friends over the ditch please keep an eye out she may head towards Melbourne," her mother wrote.
Alice's father, Peter, has made a plea for information via New Zealand media website stuff.co.nz -
"It is not really like New Zealand, you can't hitchhike safely, she has no currency, and she has no phone that's operable."
He thinks Alice impulsively bought "the first cheap flight to Australia".
"We can't work out why Brisbane, she has no family there and her one friend there has had no contact."
Peter says Alice has only ever been overseas once.. to visit the family in Melbourne 2 years ago.
A New Zealand police spokesperson has confirmed Interpol has been contacted, to assist in tracking Alice's whereabouts.