HELP FIND KATE
DESPERATE SEARCH BY FAMILY AFTER MUM’S DISAPPEARANCE
OXLEY Park mother-of-two Katherine Ackling-Bryen has not been seen by her two young daughters since she dropped them off at school on Friday morning.
Husband Michael Bryen told The Standard yesterday it was very out of character for his wife not to pick up the girls, aged 5 and 8, from school.
“It is out of character, she was meant to pick them up but didn’t and the only other sighting we know of was at about 12.30pm in St Marys Village. Police have CCTV footage,” Mr Bryen said.
He last saw his wife earlier that morning, about 5.30am, when he headed to work.
“My wife has been missing for four days,” Mr Bryen said.
“The girls are coping the best they can.”
Mr Bryen praised police efforts and urged anyone with information on his wife’s whereabouts to come forward.
“The police are doing an outstanding job,” Mr Bryen said. “If you know anything, immediately let St Marys police know.”
Friends and family have taken to appealing on Facebook for help with the search for Mrs Ackling-Bryen, who is known as Kate by people close to her.
TWO little girls are missing their mum after she dropped them at school and never made it back to pick them up.
Katherine Ackling-Bryen, 37, hasn’t been seen since Friday.
Husband Michael Bryen said yesterday it was very out of character for his wife not to pick up the girls, aged 5 and 8, from school.
“If you know anything, immediately let St Marys police know,” Mr Bryen said.
Friends and family have taken to Facebook appealing for help with the search. Friend Julie Nixon said: “This is my friend Katherine (nee Ackling, for those who know her) … she does not drive and public transport CCTV has no sign of her … her family is frantic.”
Mrs Ackling-Bryen’s brother Pete Ackling posted, “this is my sister, I want her home where she belongs”.
“Please ... help us with any information no matter how small you or anyone else may have and pass it onto St Mary’s police,” he wrote.
“She has now been missing for more than three days and her children, her hus- band, my family and I are extremely concerned for her safety and wellbeing.”
Police said Mrs AcklingBryen was seen dropping her two children at school, before attending a shopping centre on Charles Hackett St at 11.30am on Friday.
“It appears Ms AcklingBryen returned to her home on the Great Western Highway, St Marys, and left again between 1pm and 3pm,” police said.
“Police from St Marys Local Area Command and Ms Ackling-Bryen’s family hold concerns for her wellbeing.”
Missing person Katherine Ackling-Bryen.