A 13-year-old girl has been missing for three days after running home from a bus stop in central Victoria.
The family of Jodie Binks-Brown, along with police, have pleaded for help to find the missing schoolgirl, who hasn’t been seen since early Friday morning.
“Police have concerns of Jodie’s welfare, given her young age,” said police spokeswoman Natalie Webster.
“She does not have a phone or access to money.”
Jodie had been waiting for the school bus at 7.45am on Friday with her brother in Romsey, in the Macedon Ranges, when she told him she had forgotten her shoes and needed to run home to get them, police said.
She never returned to the bus stop or made it to school.
Her parents later discovered that some clothing, a backpack and her bicycle were missing from their home.
Police said there’s a chance Jodie went to the Kyneton area, about 40km west of her home.
She was last seen in her school uniform, including a navy-blue raincoat with red stripes and navy-blue tracksuit pants, and had her school bag with her.
Her other bag is a Carlton Football Club backpack with “JODIE B B” printed on it while her bicycle is described as being a metallic blue BMX bike with no mudguards.
Anyone with information on Jodie’s whereabouts is asked to call Kyneton police on 5421 2900.