Parents and grandchildren of missing Alaskan teenager have warned of the potential dangers of travelling in the country.
In a letter posted on Facebook, the parents of Aaliyah Purdy and her 17-year-old cousin, Aaliya, said the teen’s disappearance was “outrageous” and that they would be “extremely worried” about travelling in Australia.
“We do not want to travel to Australia, we are very concerned about Aaliyas safety and wellbeing,” they wrote.
“She has no known relatives in Australia and no family to speak of, so she has no way of contacting her parents.”
Her parents are a couple of months away from her 15th birthday, which is why we feel it is important to share this with her.
“The Purdy family also said the girls’ disappearance was a “serious and tragic” situation that was not being addressed by authorities.”
This is unacceptable,” they said.”
The authorities have failed to provide any information or information to the family that they can provide to us in a timely manner.
“Aaliyah’s mother said she was “devastated” by news of her daughter’s disappearance.”
It’s just devastating to hear this news and that she is still missing,” Ms Purdy told the ABC.”
There’s so many unanswered questions about her whereabouts and her disappearance.
“Ms Purdy said Aaliyanas disappearance had caused her to “grieve so much”.”
There is so much to be upset about,” she said.
The parents said they were working with police and the Federal Government to find Aali Yasi and their daughter.”
I’m going to continue to do everything I can, I’m going be in Australia as soon as I can and just pray and just ask God to bring her home,” Ms Nougayar said.