A multi-agency search was launched by various authorities over this past weekend for missing 19-year-old Jade McGrath, with further searches and enquiries in Inverness continuing today (Monday 3 December, 2018).
Police Scotland officers were assisted by mountain rescue teams, the coastguard, the Police Scotland dog unit and helicopter over the weekend, with air support continuing today.
The search teams have been focusing in and around the Leachkin Road area, the last location we have a confirmed sighting of Jade last Wednesday early afternoon (28 November 2018).
Jade, who is from Aviemore, is vulnerable and as more days pass our concerns for her increase.
Inspector James Rice said:
“Extensive efforts are still ongoing to find Jade including CCTV and house-to-house enquiries alongside intelligence-led work to piece together her movements."
“We have received numerous sightings from the public – all of which I am grateful for and we continue to work through all information provided by the public. Our last confirmed sighting is still at Leachkin Road last Wednesday and I would urge anyone who saw Jade on this day or since then to please get in touch as soon as possible."
“If you live in the area please check any sheds or outbuildings in case Jade sought shelter. She is thought to be wearing a light grey turtle neck top, parka jacket, black leggings and black / white-coloured Nike trainers and would certainly not be warm enough for the cold weather. Also if you have dash-cam footage of the area which hasn’t been wiped yet, let us know."
“We are still keeping in close contact with Jade’s family who are well aware of the challenges of some of the woodland areas we have been searching."
“To Jade – I still appeal for you to come forward if you see this appeal You are not in any trouble – we all just want to make sure you are OK.”
Jade is described as being around 5 foot 1 inches / 5 foot 2 inches in hight and of a slim build with platinum blonde hair and blue eyes.
She has distinctive Alice In Wonderland tattoos.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101 quoting incident 1997 of Wednesday 28 November, 2018.