As soon as I read about this, I thought that the mother or other family member has had something to do with it. They reported her missing on the weekend but other people have not seen her for weeks today and I heard on the news today that they think she only went to school 5 times this year?
LAST week, Kirsty Abrahams took her newborn baby, Levi, upstairs to visit a neighbour in their Mount Druitt block of flats.
''I nursed it right here,'' the neighbour said yesterday as police dusted for fingerprints downstairs. ''But I haven't seen the little girl for a while,'' he said. ''Can't remember when … The mum seemed fine.''
Police have been searching for the little girl - Ms Abrahams's daughter, Kiesha - since Sunday morning. Ms Abrahams has told police she put Kiesha, 6, to bed on Saturday night but the girl was not there when the family woke the next morning.
Police are unsure whether she was abducted or wandered off.
Yesterday, 65 people searched bush and stormwater drains near the home. There was a brief sense of hope when a bag of children's clothes was found, but it was soon ruled out of the investigation.
''She has left a big hole in our heart,'' Kiesha's uncle, Jason Smith, said. ''We miss her dearly and we would just like her home … There's a place missing at the dinner table.''
The Mount Druitt police local area commander, Superintendent Wayne Cox, refused to say when someone other than Kiesha's mother last saw her.
Mr Smith had not seen her in three weeks. Kiesha had not been to school for at least a week because, Mr Smith said, her parents were busy with their new child. Neighbours told police yesterday that they had not seen the child since Mother's Day in May. Superintendent Cox said police had spoken to Kiesha's biological father, who lives nearby. ''At this point in time, we're keeping our minds open,'' Superintendent Cox said.
Ms Abrahams and her husband, Robert Smith, were also helping police with their inquiries, he said.
Kiesha had her own bedroom in the flat she lived in with her mother, stepfather, three-year-old half-sister, Brianna, and three-week-old half-brother, Levi.
The front door was found unlocked and slightly ajar after Kiesha disappeared, but there was no sign of forced entry.
''They're very distraught at the moment,'' Mr Smith said of Kiesha's parents. ''They would like to talk to you but at the moment they can't find the words, they're in too much grief.''
The Minister for Community Services, Linda Burney, would not say if the family was known to the department or when the girl was last at school.
''We are following the lead of police,'' a spokeswoman for Ms Burney said. ''And keeping quiet while they do their thing.''
The search is expected to restart this morning.
Anyone who has seen Kiesha, who is 140 centimetres tall, probably barefoot, and was last seen wearing pink pyjamas and a lilac jacket, should phone Mount Druitt police on 96750000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.