27 October, 2023
Family calls for reward
THE family of missing Yarrabah teenager Markiah ‘Mackey’ Major wants a reward offered for information about his disappearance.
Grandmother Adelaide Sands has written to Mulgrave MP and the Speaker of the House Curtis Pitt seeking his support for the reward.
“It’s now eight weeks since Markiah Major (above) was last seen by his family in Yarrabah. This is very disturbing for his family and friends, and has caused his family a great deal of stress, sleeplessness and heartache,” she said.
“Since reporting this disappearance to the police there has been a considerable amount of time, resources and publicity given to Markiah’s disappearance, however the leads and information appear to be scant.”
Ms Sands said there had been three searches of bushland at Yarrabah, considerable media coverage, including a front page in Cairns Local News, as well as digital billboards on Ray Jones Drive, Mulgrave Rd and at Yarrabah. “Unfortunately, this blanket coverage has not yielded many leads for police and family,” she said.
Police say “there are no further updates at this stage”.