This is a real tragedy in the making as I type…I hope somebody somewhere knows where this little girl Kayla Rogers is. She was snatched from a unit where 2 people were found dead this morning.
Police have issued an urgent call for assistance to find a five-year-old girl abducted from a Gold Coast home where a man and a woman were found dead this morning.
Officers believe the male abductor may have fled to the northern New South Wales area, near Casino or Kyogle.
In a statement issued just before 3.30pm, the police service called for public help to find Kayla Rogers, 5, who was abducted from a residence at Robina overnight.
“The girl was last seen at a residence on Arbour Avenue at Robina but is now missing and police hold concerns for her safety,” the alert said.
Police are searching for a car similar to a 2006 silver Holden Viva station wagon with Queensland registration 965-JFC. A man was driving the car.
Anyone with information about the abduction can phone 13 15 64, whereas any life-threatening information can be reported to triple-0.
Earlier, police said they were searching for two young children.
However, the second child, a baby boy, is now said to be safe and well.
The search came after the bodies of a man and a woman were discovered in a unit on Arbour Avenue, Robina, about 8am.
Police are urgently looking for Kayla Rogers.
Police said a male relative found the man’s body and called the police who later searched the property and found the dead woman.
Neighbours have told media they heard yelling and screaming from the unit in the early hours of the morning.
Detective Inspector Brian Swan of the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch said police were questioning the man who raised the alarm and are working to locate the children.
“We believe there are two children living in the address and we’re making inquiries now to establish the whereabouts of those children,” he said earlier today.
“We are conducting inquiries into the identities of the persons found in the unit.
“There appear to be signs of a struggle. Our examination has not yet commenced. We’ve only done a rudimentary examination of the premises,” Inspector Swan said earlier.
“It’s too early to say what sort of damage has been done inside the unit.
“It would appear that both bodies have suffered some form of trauma. I can’t say more beyond that.”
Police have not determined how long the pair had been dead, but Inspector Swan said they were seen during the weekend.
“We believe they were sighted alive during the weekend,” he said.
The unit is located over several businesses, including hair salons and a dental surgery, in a leafy estate opposite Robina Town Shopping Centre.
The entire street has been cordoned off, as well as several businesses, as police scour the scene for evidence.