The Courier-Mail

MISSING TEEN’S CASH TAKEN

Two ATM withdrawal­s but not made by missing teen

- THOMAS CHAMBERLIN TOM SNOWDON

MISSING teen Jayde Kendall’s bank card was used twice at an ATM by someone else hours after she was last seen on August 14.

Police yesterday declined to say how much money was taken out in the two transactio­ns – two minutes apart – at a Gatton ATM, or who was seen in the CCTV camera.

But detectives say they have not been able to verify the statement of the 18-yearold driver of a red car who said he dropped Jayde off in Gatton about the same time.

In a social media post, the man’s girlfriend has made a promise to get through it.

THIS is the man (left) who police say was the last person to see teen Jayde Kendall, who disappeare­d 12 days ago.

The 18-year-old quickly walked into a house in the Lockyer Valley yesterday, with his supporters refusing to comment to The Courier-Mail.

New details emerged yesterday that Jayde’s bank account was accessed twice about two-and-ahalf hours after the 16-year-old was picked up at school by the man on August 14.

Money was taken from her account at 5.45pm and 5.47pm at a Commonweal­th Bank ATM at Railway St in Gatton. It is understood the teen was not the person who accessed the account.

Jayde was picked up by the man driving a red 2003 Toyota Corolla hatch outside Lockyer District High School about 3.15pm.

Police have appealed for anyone who saw the car around Gatton between 3-6pm, including in Railway St at about the time of the bank withdrawal­s, to contact Crime Stoppers.

Police yesterday declined to say how much money was taken out of the account or who was seen in the bank’s CCTV camera.

Detectives say they still haven’t been able to verify the statement of the driver of the red car who said he dropped Jayde off in Gatton after spending a few hours with her.

The man’s girlfriend has posted support for him online, with a photograph of the two uploaded five days ago – a week after Jayde disappeare­d.

The caption had a love heart symbol and a promise the couple would get through this.

Detective Acting Inspector Matt Howard yesterday appealed for landowners in Gatton and Grantham to search their properties as police continued to investigat­e Jayde’s disappeara­nce.

He said they should not touch anything they found but should call police immediatel­y.

Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000. ADDITIONAL REPORTING DAVID MURRAY, KATE KYRIACOU

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18-year-old man was the last person to see 16-year
old Jayde Kendall (right) on August 14.
NO SIGN: This 18-year-old man was the last person to see 16-year old Jayde Kendall (right) on August 14.
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