***Leisl's hair has been dyed blond and is pulled back in a pony tail.
NSW Police are appealing for public assistance
to locate a woman reported missing on the Central Coast.
Leisl Smith, aged 23, was last seen about 1pm on Sunday 19 August 2012, leaving her Wallarah home.
Ms Smith failed to return home and has been reported missing to police.
At the time of her disappearance, Ms Smith was driving a silver coloured Honda Accord with NSW registration BJO-27S.
She is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a thin build, brown eyes and dye
Friday, 05 April 2013 01:15:21 PM
Police have conducted property searches as they continue their inquiries
into the suspicious disappearance of a Central Coast woman last year.
Leisl Smith, 23, left her Wallarah home in her car about 1pm on Sunday 19 August 2012.
Concerned family members alerted police when she failed to return home and she could not be located or contacted.
Extensive searches were conducted for Leisl; however, police have been unable to locate her.
Strike Force Wehl – comprising detectives from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command – was subsequently formed to investigate her disappearance.
Leisl’s car, a Honda Accord, was found abandoned at the Tuggerah Lakes Railway Station car park on Wednesday 26 September.
Strike Force detectives spoke to a 42-year-old man before searching two properties in Wallarah and Brookfield yesterday (Thursday 4 April 2013).
Officers attached to the Public Order and Riot Squad, Operational Support Group, Police Divers and general duties police from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command assisted during the searches.
Police located and seized a number of items, which will be examined further.
Tuggerah Lakes Crime Manager, Detective Inspector David Waddell, said
there are serious concerns for Leisl’s welfare.
“Leisl’s disappearance is out of character and investigators are treating it as suspicious,” Det Insp Waddell said.
“We believe Leisl was in contact with this man the day she disappeared and we hope he may be able to help us put the pieces of this puzzle together.
“Our inquiries have revealed that Leisl’s mobile phone was used in the days immediately after she was reported missing; however, she has not accessed her bank accounts or sought any assistance since that time.
“We are again appealing for anyone who has any information that may assist
the investigation to come forward,” Det Insp Waddell said.
The search is continuing today (Friday 5 April 2013) and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.