Leeann Maxine LAPHAM aka ROBINSON

                   

                                                                                          Thanks to Leeann's friend Orgy for these photos

Leeann Lapham, 30, went missing from Innisfail on April 19.

Thanks to Leeann's friend Orgy for these photos

Above - Leeann's Mum Kerry with Leeann's baby Bradley.

Name: Leeann Maxine Lapham Last seen: April 2010, Innisfail Year of Birth: 1980 Sex: Female Eyes: Green Hair: Brown Height: 170cm Build: Slim Complexion: Fair

Circumstances: Leeann Lapham was last seen in Innisfail in mid April 2010. Grave concerns are held for the missing person as her disappearance is very much out of character.

 

Search continues for missing woman

By Kristy Sexton-McGrath and Chris Logan - ABC

Posted Tue May 4, 2010 8:47am AEST

Police say there is still no sign of a 30-year-old woman missing in far north Queensland.

Leeann Laphan was last seen leaving an Innisfail motel more than two weeks ago.

She has not made contact with friends or family since.

She is described as 170cm tall with a slim build, straight brown shoulder length hair, green eyes and fair skin.

Mannequin used to trigger missing woman leads

By Kristy Sexton-McGrath - ABC

Posted Wed May 5, 2010 7:27am AEST

Police have stepped up efforts to find a 30-year-old woman missing in far north Queensland for more than a fortnight.

Leeann Laphan was last seen leaving an Innisfail motel about 7:00pm (AEST) on April 19.

This morning police will set up a mannequin in similar clothes to what Ms Laphan was wearing when she disappeared near the Innisfail post office.

It is hoped the mannequin will prompt anyone with information about Ms Laphan's disappearance to come forward.

 

Mother pleas for return of missing daughter

By Kristy Sexton-McGrath - ABC

Posted Wed May 5, 2010 1:02pm AEST

The mother of a woman missing in far north Queensland has made an emotional plea for her return.

Leeann Lapham, 30, was last seen leaving an Innisfail motel around 7pm on April 19.

Ms Lapham's mother, Kerry Johnson, is now caring for her daughter's six-week-old son, Bradley.

She says her daughter's disappearance is out of character.

"If Leeann is out there, please come home Lee - your son needs you - so do I," she said.

"I really need you to come home - Bradley needs you really badly."

A mother's plea for information

CAMERON ATFIELD - Brisbane Times
May 5, 2010

 

Leeann Lapham, 30, went missing from Innisfail on April 19. Photo: Supplied

A north Queensland mother has made an emotional plea for information about her missing daughter.

Leeann Lapham, 30, was last seen leaving an Innisfail motel around 7.30pm on April 19, leaving behind her five-week-old son Bradley.

Police hold grave concerns for her safety.

Today, her distraught mother Kerry Johnson made an emotional plea for information about her daughter's disappearance.

"All I want to say is, if Leeann's out there, please come home, please... I really need you to come home, please," she said.

"I love you girl, so much, I miss you."

Ms Johnson said it had been a "nightmare" for her and her family since Ms Lapham went missing.

"My little grandson is the most beautiful little thing in the world and he's missing his mum," she said.

"I've seen missing people before and my heart goes out to them and now I know what it's like for those people."

Ms Lapham said her daughter's disappearance was very out of character.

"She's a very bubbly girl, she's very open, she's a very strong girl, very strong," she said.

"I just want her to come home."

Ms Lapham's bank account has not been touched since she went missing, police said.

She was described as 170 centimetres tall, slim build, with straight brown shoulder length hair, green eyes and fair skin.

She was last seen wearing black three-quarter-length pants, blue/green singlet top and thongs.

Ms Lapham also carried a large leather ladies bag with light and dark brown diamond pattern.

Police said she also had some distinctive tattoos, including coloured flowers on her right leg between her ankle and mid-calf, black stars on her left calf, and the word 'raven' on the back of her left wrist.

Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Mum has nightmares over missing daughter

Carenda Jenkin

Thursday, May 6, 2010

 The Cairns Post

 

THE mother of a missing Innisfail woman says she has nightmares about her daughter and has begged for her safe return.

Kerry Johnson made the plea yesterday while cuddling six-week-old grandson Bradley Lapham, who has been without his mum, Leeann Lapham, for 17 days.

Ms Johnson yesterday broke her silence on her heartache since her daughter, Ms Lapham, 30, vanished without a trace at 7.30pm on April 19.

Ms Lapham was last seen leaving the Innisfail Riverside Motel.

"If Leeann is out there, please, come home, Lee your son needs you so do I," a tearful Ms Johnson said at the Innisfail Police Station yesterday.

"I really need you to come home, please. I miss you Bradley needs you really badly.

"I love you, girl. So much. I dont care about whatever you are doing, just come home.

"If anybody knows where she is, please, get in touch with the police and let them know."

Ms Johnson described her daughter as beautiful, bubbly and strong.

"Its a nightmare," she said, as her partner, Frank Catalan, rubbed her shoulder.

Ms Johnson filed a missing persons report with police on April 27.

Police hold fears for Ms Lapham because she has not accessed her bank accounts or used her mobile phone since she went missing.

Coast Guard and SES volunteers have searched parts of the Johnstone River, near the motel where she was staying.

Ms Lapham is described as being 170cm tall with a slim build, straight brown shoulder-length hair, green eyes and fair skin.

She was last seen wearing long black pants, a blue halter-neck top and carrying a large leather bag with light and dark brown diamond pattern.

Ms Lapham also has a tattoo of coloured flowers on her right leg, from ankle to mid-calf, black stars on the left calf and the word "RAVEN" on the back of her left wrist.

She also has a tattoo of a woody woodpecker on her stomach and a jester on her right shoulder.

Anyone with information which could assist police should contact Innisfail police on 4061 5777 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Plea for missing mother

- CARENDA JENKIN - Townsville Bulletin

THE mother of a missing Innisfail woman says she has nightmares about her daughter and has begged for her safe return.

Dressed in zebra-like striped clothing and cuddled by his loving grandma Kerry Johnson, six-week-old Bradley has been without his mum Leeann Lapham for 17 days.

Ms Johnson broke her silence on her private struggle yesterday after her daughter, Ms Lapham, 30, vanished
at 7.30pm on April 19.

She was last seen leaving the Innisfail Riverside Motel.

''If Leeann is out there, please come home Lee - your son needs you - so do I,'' Ms Johnson said in a teary
plea at Innisfail Police Station.

''I really need you to come home, please. I miss you - Bradley needs you really badly.

''If anybody knows where she is, please get in touch with the police and let them know.''

Ms Johnson described her daughter as beautiful, bubbly and strong.

''It's a nightmare,'' she said, as her partner Frank Catalan rubbed her shoulder.

''I've been having nightmares over my daughter. I have been hardly sleeping.''

Ms Johnson filed a missing persons report with Innisfail police on April 27.

Police yesterday placed a mannequin, wearing clothes the missing woman was last seen in, on a busy footpath in Innisfail.

A Crime Stoppers tent was also erected outside the post office and, within an hour, a witness came forward.

Det-Sgt Dave Tucker of Innisfail CIB said Ms Lapham's disappearance, was ''out of character''.

''With the clothing that she is wearing that just may be the catalyst to prompt someone's memory which will urge them to come forward with information,'' Det-Sgt Tucker said.

''This disappearance is out of character for Leeann given the fact she has a six-week-old child and she had developed a good bond with that child ... that, too, is of great concern that a mother would voluntarily leave her baby.''

Coastguard and SES volunteers on Friday searched part of the Johnstone River, not far from the motel she was staying at.

Ms Lapham is 170cm tall with a slim build, straight brown shoulder-length hair, green eyes and fair skin.

She was last seen wearing long black pants and a blue halter-neck top. She was carrying a large leather bag with a light and dark brown diamond pattern.

Ms Lapham has a tattoo of coloured flowers on her right leg, from ankle to mid-calf, black stars on the left calf and the word ''RAVEN'' on the back of her left wrist.

She also has a tattoo of a woodpecker on her stomach and a jester on her right shoulder.

Anyone with information should contact Innisfail police on 4061 5777 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police questioning man over woman's disappearance

By Jessica Mawer - ABC

Posted Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:29pm AEST

Police are speaking with a man about the disappearance of an woman from Innisfail in north Queensland two months ago.

Leeanne Lapham, 30, was last seen leaving a local motel in mid-April.

Inspector John Hartwell says a 36-year-old New South Wales man, who now lives at Innisfail, is assisting with their enquiries.

"We're hoping that we will resolve the issues," he said.

"We have grave concerns about her welfare and the longer the matter goes on the more concern we do have.

"The family are briefed frequently by the investigators at Innisfail on the status of the investigation.

"Her young son is being cared for by relatives still."