UPDATED: Missing Port Douglas woman Jessica Hamill found


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FOUND: Missing Port Douglas 20 year-old Jessica Hamill has been found safe.

UPDATE 9.15PM: Police have located the man they where searching for in the Smithfield area, north of Cairns.

He is currently assisting police with their inquiries.

UPDATE 8PM: PORT Douglas woman Jessica Hamill has been found. Police have confirmed she is now safe.

Police are in the middle of a search in the Smithfield area for a man in his 20s, wearing black long sleeve shirt, black pants, and dark green and black shoes.

Police say the man may be armed. Anyone who sees this man is urged not to approach, and to contact police. 

UPDATE 7PM: There are reports the Kuranda Range has been closed to traffic after a black Holden Commodore station wagon was spotted.

It’s believed to be the same car police say missing Port Douglas woman Jessica Hamill could be in with a male in his mid 20s.

Witnesses have reported seeing roadblocks near Smithfield, north of Cairns, and the Kuranda Range.

EARLIER: POLICE say missing Port Douglas woman Jessica Hamill ‘could be anywhere’ amid fears she is being held against her will.

Acting inspector Mick Gooiker told at a press conference today in Cairns the parents of the missing 20 year-old were ‘extremely worried’. She was last seen by flatmates at her Limpet Avenue address sometime before 2am this morning.

Police would not comment on the relationship between Hamill and a man they believe she may be with, but said they were 'extremely concerned for her welfare'. It's believed they are driving a 2012 Black Holden station wagon with black fitted wheels. 

‘We are not in a position to comment on the relationship between the two as investigations were ongoing,” Gooiker said.

“The information we have is she should have been at work today, she was not, and no one has been able to contact her."

Port Douglas woman Jessica Hamill missing

Gooiker said Hamil and the man, in his mid 20's, could have been driving in the Tablelands area but admitted they ‘could be a long way away’.

“Obviously her family and friends are extremely concerned for her and we are trying to locate her as soon as possible," he said,

“Anyone in this situation would be horrified.

“If anyone sees a male and female, particular matching the girls description, contact police as a matter of urgency.”

Hamill, a popular member of the Port Douglas community, is described as about 170cms tall and of medium build, with blue eyes and sandy blonde hair.

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