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Mother Of Missing Girl In Emotional Appeal
The mother of missing Australian three-year-old Chloe Campbell has given an emotional appeal urging whoever took her daughter to "bring her home".
Tammy O'Donnell said in a direct appeal: "Can you just please bring her home, or just drop her somewhere safe and ring up. She needs to be at home with her family and her sisters."
Ms O'Donnell said she was unsure what had happened to her daughter, but was certain she would not have wandered off.
Police have issued a child abduction alert for Chloe, who went missing at around 7am local time on Thursday from a home in Childers, Queensland.
Chloe, who had been sleeping in the living room with her two older sisters, vanished along with her sleeping bag and a stuffed, blue toy dog.
A window in the room was reportedly found to be open and an adult-sized footprint was found on the family's car outside.
Ms O'Donnell said there was no way to describe the pain the family has suffered since Chloe went missing. She described it as "a nightmare I can't wake up from".
"It's like a whole part of me is lost and I'm not going to be able to get it back until she is home," she said.
Her mother described her daughter as: "Beautiful, kind, loving, funny. Just a little princess."
She said she knows of no possible suspects who may have taken the little girl, but she reiterated suspicions from Chloe's father, Garth Campbell, that the abductor was known to the family.
She said Chloe was shy and would have shouted out if an intruder was unknown to her.
Mr Campbell previously told Australia's Associated Press: "I think it's got to be someone who knows me, in how they got in, where she sleeps. They knew she was sleeping in front of the TV."
Chloe is described as white with light brown shoulder-length hair. She is around 3ft 3inátall. Police say she was wearing orange shorts and a yellow shirt with butterflies and bees on the front.