Police have released the last known photo of a ‘high risk’ mother who mysteriously vanished before New Year’s Eve.
Amy Schulkins’ family reported her missing after she was last seen at a home in Caboolture South, north of Brisbane, on the night of December 30.
Queensland Police said the 36-year-old appears to have ‘vanished off the face of the earth’.
Police on Tuesday shared a photo of the mother-of-five driving her white Nissan Patrol at Caboolture just before midnight on the night she went missing.
The four-wheel drive was clocked on CCTV travelling along Lower King Street heading towards the Bruce Highway.
Police released the last known photos of the mother-of-five, showing her behind the wheel of her white Nissan Patrol at Caboolture just before midnight on the night she went missing
Amy Schulkins’ (left, with partner Rebecca) family reported her missing after she was last seen at a home in Caboolture South, north of Brisbane, on the night of December 30
Queensland Police said the 36-year-old appears to have ‘vanished off the face of the earth’
Ms Schulkins was last seen leaving a home at Caboolture South after previously visiting a property on Morayfield Road at Burpengary.
The mother’s disappearance has sparked a state-wide police search and has gained the attention of more than 17,000 people across the country.
Police described Ms Schulkins as a ‘high risk’ person, and said they had no ‘starting point’ to work with in their search for her.
Ms Schuklins had about $300, food and a tank of petrol with her before she disappeared.
Ms Schulkins’ sudden disappearance has captured the hearts of thousands of Australians who have banded together to find her
‘We have followed up every reported sighting and there’s been a lot of incorrect feedback,’ Sergeant Richard Curran told the Sunshine Coast Daily.
‘Zero positive sightings, either not been here or someone else. It’s frustrating.
‘We are doing all we can but it’s like she completely vanished off the face of the earth.’
Ms Schulkins’ sudden disappearance has garnered an outpouring of community support from Australians who have banded together to find her.
Seventeen thousand people have joined The Search Team for Amy Schulkins Facebook group, with locals offering to pay for drones to canvass the area for traces of the missing mother.
Ms Schulkins’ wife Rebecca took to the page to address theories about her wife’s disappearance.
‘Has she run away with another woman? Maybe. Doubtful, but maybe. We don’t see her abandoning her children (or me for that matter),’ she wrote.
Rebecca didn’t shed any light on why Ms Schulkins rammed someone’s gates on the night she vanished.
‘Whatever transpired that night doesn’t lessen the fact that my wife is still out there,’ she wrote.
She said that while the couple had been drinking on the night of her disappearance, Ms Schulkins wasn’t drunk.
Volunteers have already combed through bushland across Mount Hallen, Crossdale, Lowood and Atkinsons Dam – 100km west of Brisbane.
The campaign describes Ms Schulkins as a ‘loving and devoted’ wife and mother with the ‘most infectious spirit and laugh’.
‘Although the financial strain of searching for someone could never compare to the emotional one, it is a significant additional stress at a time when a family should be able to focus only on their missing loved one,’ the page reads.
Volunteers have already combed through bushland across Mount Hallen, Crossdale, Lowood and Atkinsons Dam – 100km west of Brisbane
Creators of a Go Fund Me said Ms Schulkins said they won’t stop until Ms Schulkins is found.
They created the page on behalf of Ms Schulkins’ partner Rebecca.
‘We need all the support we can find from generous and kind hearted people just like the 6000 new friends on our search team,’ the page reads.
‘We won’t stop until we find Amy, and we believe someone out there has seen or knows something that will help us find her.’
Anyone who has seen Amy or has further information about her whereabouts is urged to contact police
Ms Schulkins has a large distinctive sleeve tattoo on her arm of a woman’s silhouette against a sunset
Sgt Curran said Queensland Police’s investigation will focus on doorknocking and looking over Bribie Island beach CCTV footage.
Officers have spoken to her family and friends, who have been assisting police with their enquiries.
Ms Schulkins is caucasian, about 160cm tall and of a larger build with short spiky brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing boxers and a white singlet.
She has a large distinctive sleeve tattoo on her arm of a woman’s silhouette against a sunset.
Anyone who has seen Amy or has further information about her whereabouts is urged to contact police.