19 October, 2023
Family pleads for help to find missing teen
THE family of missing Yarrabah teenager Markiah ‘Mackey’ Major is pleading for the community’s help to find him.
The 17-year-old was last seen by family members in Cairns on August 12 and he was reported missing to police on September 2.
His mother Kamaree Major has made a heartfelt plea for someone to come forward with information about her son.
“Someone out there knows something, please can you let us know what happened to
Markiah?,” she told Cairns Local News.
Last seen in Cairns on Brophy St in mid-August, Markiah disappeared with no trace, not
contact with family and no access to his bank account.
Police and SES volunteers have conducted three separate searches of the bushland in
Yarrabah, the most recent a week ago, proving to be unsuccessful.
Ms Major has struggled since her son went missing.
“We (family) are torn apart, just not knowing where he is, or what has happened to Markiah,” she said.
“I’m not sleeping, the family are devastated. Someone out there knows something and they
need to tell police.
“We need to know what has happened. At first, we thought he might be hiding out, in fear,
but the longer it goes one, with every day that passes, our fear for him grows stronger.
“Please, if you know something please report it to Crime Stoppers. You can do it
anonymously. As a mother I need to know.”
His family have been printing and displaying posters throughout Cairns, appealing to
members of the public for assistance in locating Markiah.
Markiah is a First Nations boy, about 150cm tall, slim build with shoulder length black, curly
hair. If you have any information on a missing person, or wish to report a missing person to
police, call Policelink on 131 444, or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Full story in Friday’s Cairns Local News newspaper.