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    Kiesha Abrahams (6) - missing for unknown period of time

    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.

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    This doesnt sound good at all. How can a child only go to school for 5 days in one year? My sons school took me to court for him missing 19 days!

    I hope she is found safe. I just doubt it she will be.

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    MISSING girl Kiesha Abrahams attended school just five days this year, sources revealed yesterday.

    The Daily Telegraph has been told that Kiesha, who is in kindergarten, attended only five days at Mt Druitt Primary School this year.

    The Education Department declined to comment but police confirmed they had spoken to a number of government agencies about Kiesha's absences from school and other welfare issues.

    Kiesha was reported missing about 10am on Sunday when her mother Christie Abrahams noticed she was not in her bedroom in the family's unit in Hebersham, in western Sydney.

    Ms Abrahams told police she last saw Kiesha about 9.30pm on Saturday when she put her to bed. The family said the unit's front door was ajar. There were also no signs of forced entry.

    However, family and friends have told police they can't remember seeing Kiesha for about three weeks - about the time her half-brother Levi was born.

    Police confirmed they were trying to build a timeline as to when Kiesha was last seen and events leading up to her disappearance.

    Superintendent Wayne Cox said officers were looking at both Kiesha's long-term welfare and when she had last been seen by anyone other than her mother and stepfather Rob Smith.

    "I believe she's had some absences and we're making inquiries," Supt Cox said.

    "We are speaking to all family members and relatives to confirm the last sighting of Kiesha."

    Mr Smith's brother, Jason Smith, said he had not seen the little girl since a party to celebrate Levi's birth.

    He said his brother and Ms Abrahams were too grief stricken to talk.

    Mr Smith's mother Rebecca said the family was aware of speculation that Kiesha had been missing for weeks, not days, but said that they "didn't care" what anyone else thought.

    "We know the truth and the police know the truth," Ms Smith said.

    "They can't talk. They just can't get the words out. They're too upset."

    Mr Smith and Ms Abrahams have been together four years and have two children - Brianna, 3, and Levi, three weeks. Ms Smith said her son had raised Kiesha as his own and was "devastated".

    "It's so upsetting. They don't know what's happened to her," she said.

    Kiesha's biological father, who lives nearby, has also been spoken to by police and has been ruled out as having had any involvement in her disappearance.

    About 100 police, sniffer dogs, and SES volunteers searched bushland around the area yesterday.

    Police said children's clothing found in bushland about 5km from the unit just before 2pm were not Kiesha's.

    Last night another 90 SES volunteers were brought in to help detectives canvass the streets surrounding the missing girl's home.

    Police called off the search at 10pm and will continue their efforts today.



    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/little-kiesha-abrahams-was-rarely-seen-now-shes-gone/story-e6frfkvr-1225900329931#ixzz0vV8bJkhs

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    THE mother of missing Sydney schoolgirl Kiesha Abrahams is reportedly being questioned by police, Sky News reports.

    Kiesha's mother, Kristy, told police she tucked her daughter into bed about 9.30pm (AEST) on Saturday.

    She was reported missing the next morning.

    The news comes as specialist homicide detectives took charge of the hunt for Kiesha, with a newly-formed police strike force now treating the case as a murder investigation.

    State Crime Command officers took control of the investigation today after two full days of searching failed to provide any clear leads or sightings of the six-year-old.

    Officers have widened their search, examining Whalan Reserve, an area of parkland about a kilometre west of Kiesha's home.

    They will also search Ropes Creek, a waterway running from Cecil Park to Llandilo, which cuts through Whalan Reserve.


    Extra units of police officers have joined the case, boosting the resources of newly formed Strike Force Jarocin.

    It comes as Kiesha's step-grandmother rubbished speculation about the schoolgirl's welfare in the days before she disappeared from the family home in Woodstock Avenue, Mount Druitt.

    There have been reports that Kiesha did not attend school for a week before she vanished and that she had not been seen in public for up to three weeks.

    "These people are suffering and in turmoil, they're not interested in all this other stupid rubbish," Rebecca Smith, the mother of Kiesha's stepfather, said today.

    Fruitless searches of the surrounding area, including bushland near Mount Druitt and Hebersham were carried out on Sunday and Monday.

    Door-to-door inquiries of homes in and around Mount Druitt on Monday also failed to turn up any new leads.

    Further doorknocks will be carried out tonight, police said.

    "Strike Force Jarocin has been formed to examine the circumstances surrounding Kiesha's disappearance," police said.

    "Detectives are working closely with other government agencies as they continue their inquiries, which will include a review of Kiesha's school attendance records and any relevant welfare reports."

    State Crime Command detectives and other police are due to address a media conference in Mount Druitt at 12pm (AEST).

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/wild-weather-hampers-search-for-missing-girl-kiesha-abrahams/story-e6frfkvr-1225900375252#ixzz0vVdzui7x

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    I'm confused about the reports that say she went to school 5 days this year, then other reports that say she didn't go to school last week. Which is it?
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    It doesn't sound good at all. I wonder why none of the family/friends asked where she was before now.

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    I really hope they find this little girl safe & well.


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    http://ten.com.au/video-player.htm?channel=News+Extras&clipId=2683_new s-mother-030810

    Here's a video of mum and step dad pleading for information on her.

    This is a strange story... wonder what happened to her? :( I hope for the best possible outcome. =/

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    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/missing-girl-kiesha-abrahams-knew-lifes-harsh-cruelty/story-e6freuzi-1225900823458
    Missing girl Kiesha Abrahams knew life's harsh cruelty
    A TRAGIC picture of little Kiesha Abrahams' life was emerging yesterday as homicide officers joined the search for the missing six-year-old.
    Police sources revealed that, as a toddler, Kiesha was admitted to a western Sydney hospital with a bite wound inflicted by an adult.

    The injury suffered by the pretty blue-eyed girl was yesterday described by a source as a "significant bite wound".

    It has also emerged that Kiesha was known to numerous government departments, such as education and health.

    But most of the harrowing details of her life cannot be reported for legal reasons.
    Definitely seems as if the parents have something to do with it. But if she had a significant bite mark from an adult and hadn't been going to school... why did her parents still have custody of her???

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    Not being rude but these people are absolute white trash - they remind me of the Cummings/Croslins





    A TRAGIC picture of little Kiesha Abrahams' life was emerging yesterday as homicide police joined the search for the missing six-year-old.

    Police sources revealed that, as a toddler, Kiesha was admitted to a western Sydney hospital with a bite wound inflicted by an adult.

    The injury suffered by the pretty blue-eyed girl was yesterday described by a source as a "significant bite wound".

    It has also emerged that Kiesha was known to numerous government departments, such as education and health.

    But most of the harrowing details of her life cannot be reported for legal reasons.

    Kiesha was last seen at 9.30pm on Saturday when her mother, Kristi Abrahams, put her to bed in pink pyjamas and a purple Pumpkin Patch jacket at their apartment block unit on Woodstock Ave at Hebersham, in Sydney's west.

    She was reported missing on Sunday morning after her mother discovered her bed empty and the front door ajar, although it showed no sign of forced entry.

    Relatives yesterday speculated Kiesha may have been abducted while playing with stray cats.

    Facing the media yesterday, Kiesha's mother howled as she begged for her "beautiful" girl's safe return.

    "If anyone has seen her, can they please tell the police," Ms Abrahams said.

    Step-grandfather Rodney Jones said Kiesha loved the cats which lived near the family's unit.

    "Kiesha is always playing with cats . . . maybe she had got up and gone out to play with the cats and someone got her there," Mr Jones said.

    He said the family had watched a movie - The Golden Compass - on Saturday night, then Kiesha was put to bed about 9pm.

    Police yesterday confirmed Ms Abrahams and her partner Robert Smith were the only two people to see the child in the three weeks leading up to her mysterious disappearance.

    "It's been a living hell," Mr Smith said.

    Kiesha had not attended school for the past week and yesterday it was revealed she had only been to school for five days this year.

    Homicide squad Detective Inspector Russell Oxford said police still held hope Kiesha would be found alive.

    A massive search of the surrounding area continued yesterday, with SES workers knocking on doors in the area and requesting access to backyards to look for Kiesha.

    Police media yesterday admitted bungling the first information release about Kiesha's disappearance after the number for a Blacktown car yard was left for people to call if they had information.

    Six subsequent information releases carried the correct number for Crime Stoppers.

    Staff have been providing callers with the correct number, a police media spokeswoman said.

    Anyone with information about Kiesha's whereabouts should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/missing-kiesha-knew-lifes-harsh-cruelty/story-e6frfkvr-1225900839751#ixzz0vaJr9RRU

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    Way to make it about yourself, not your missing kid. 


    THE mother of missing Kiesha Abrahams insisted tearfully yesterday that she had nothing to do with her daughter's disappearance and suspected murder as the girl's father admitted that her upbringing was far from ideal.

    Kristi Abrahams said that she was bewildered by suggestions she may have harmed six-year-old Kiesha.

    "It's disgusting what they're saying," she said of the rumours.

    "They (the public) need to stop judging me. They don't know me."


    Ms Abrahams reported Kiesha missing on Sunday morning, telling police she believed the girl had been stolen from her bed or had wandered off during the night.

    Close family and friends had not seen Kiesha since July 7, when she was at a western Sydney hospital after the birth of her new brother Levi.

    Asked where Kiesha was for the unaccountable three-and-a-half weeks, Ms Abrahams replied: "With me."

    She said that allegations she was not a good mother to Kiesha were hurtful and untrue.

    The Daily Telegraph yesterday revealed details of Kiesha's harsh childhood. She at one stage was bitten by an adult so badly she required hospitalisation.

    The little girl was known to multiple government agencies, including the New South Wales Department of Education because she had been to school only about five days this year.

    Ms Abrahams and her partner, Rob Smith, were taken to Mt Druitt police station to speak with detectives at 4pm yesterday and returned home last night.

    Ms Abrahams said that they had been crippled by grief and fear, as they waited for news on the huge search for Kiesha.

    Kiesha's father, Chris Weippeart, said yesterday that he was still clinging to the hope Kiesha would be found alive and well but his gut feeling was not an optimistic one.

    "I don't think we're going to find her alive. I hope we do, I really hope so, but my instinct tells me it's bad," he said.

    Blood under the skin

    Police officers have confirmed that the chances of finding Kiesha alive are "pretty slim".

    Mr Weippeart, who was also questioned by police yesterday, admitted he had not played a large role in his daughter's life, but insisted he cared about her as if she was living with him every day.

    He spent the first two years of her life living with her and Ms Abrahams.

    It was a period he remembers fondly, but admits his daughter's upbringing was far from ideal.

    Mr Weippeart said that he had seen his daughter only occasionally since splitting from Ms Abrahams, but he insisted he loved her and thinks of her often.

    "She is my little girl. She came here a few times and I used to see her at the shops and that," he said.

    He confirmed that Kiesha had been admitted to hospital after being bitten by an adult.

    Asked about that day, he said: "I'll never forget seeing that. She was about 18 or 19 months . . . it (the bite) was on the shoulder, through her clothing.

    "It was so bad . . . there was blood under the skin."

    Candlelight ceremony

    The Daily Telegraph has been informed of the identity of the person who allegedly bit Kiesha, but cannot reveal the name for legal reasons.

    Mr Weippeart said his relationship with Ms Abrahams had been amicable since their break-up and he had no ill feelings towards her or Mr Smith.

    Last night, hundreds of people joined together for a candlelight ceremony in honour of Kiesha.

    The Candlelight Walk was a mark of respect to the little girl and something "to show we care", organisers said.

    "The more hearts bleeding for this child, the more likely we are of finding her safe and well," organiser Kylie Connors said.

    Scores of SES volunteers, along with NSW Fire Brigade officers continued to scour bushland and parks throughout western Sydney yesterday, the fourth day of the search.



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    Re: Kiesha Abrahams (6) - missing for unknown period of time

    "oh yeah i remember when that adult bit my baby. that kinda sucked" Ugghhhh wtf
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    Police are refusing to confirm reports they told Kiesha Abrahams's stepfather to take them to her body.

    Robert Smith told News Ltd detectives "got tough" with him during an interview on Wednesday night, with police asking him to "take them to the body".

    Kiesha has been listed as missing since Saturday night with an extensive search of nearby homes, bushland and dams finding no trace of the six-year-old.

    Mr Smith said he believes police have labelled him the key suspect in her disappearance.

    "Absolutely, they think I did it," he told the Daily Telegraph.

    "They said 'lead us to her body' and that sort of thing. It was pretty tough."

    Mr Smith denies having anything to do with Kiesha's disappearance.

    Meanwhile, the recriminations and accusations between the missing girl's biological parents have boiled over.

    Police said they had been told of allegations that Kiesha's father, Christopher Weippeart, pointed a gun at his daughter, her half-sister, Brianna, and Mr Smith, last month.

    Kylie Marshall, a friend of Kiesha's mother, told the Herald the gun allegations had been reported to police only after the child's disappearance.

    "Four weeks ago the father rode past on a bike when Robbie was out hanging the clothes on the line with the two girls, Brianna and Kiesha, and pointed a gun at them," she said.

    But a spokesman for Mr Weippeart said he was at Nepean Hospital at the time, having his toe amputated. "We don't want a trial by media; we've heard these allegations," he said.

    Ms Marshall also alleged Mr Weippeart had not seen his daughter for five years and had signed court documents saying he did not want contact with her.

    Her comments follow statements by Mr Weippeart that Kiesha had been bitten by an adult. Channel Nine reported last night that her mother, Kristi Abrahams, had been charged with assault over the incident, but had no conviction recorded against her.

    A police spokesman said the search for Kiesha will concentrate on Marsden Park this morning, with divers due to search a number of dams.

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    I'm a little obsessed with this case.  I truly feel they killed her, one or both.  She's not been seen for so long, it's not right.  Poor sweet girl.
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    Wow, what a mindfuck. So, are we thinking the mom bit her? It said she had a "harrowing life". I wonder what that entails. I hope they find her.

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    THE father of missing six-year-old Kiesha Abrahams was taken to hospital yesterday after collapsing at home and vomiting blood, as tension over the child's whereabouts became unbearable for her family.

    And police revealed last night they were investigating a female neighbour seeing Kiesha with a relative near her street, Woodstock Avenue in Mount Druitt, on July 23 or 24.

    An ambulance was called yesterday to the Tregear home of Kiesha's father Chris Weippeart, a diabetic who recently had a toe amputated, after he collapsed into the arms of his brother Matthew.

    ''I walked in and he just collapsed in my arms,'' said Matthew, a nightclub bouncer from the Gold Coast who had come to offer his support.

    ''He hasn't been sleeping … he hasn't left the house because of the TV cameras out the front. People have been twisting his words.''

    Mr Weippeart's mother, Elizabeth Weippeart, said her son was on a drip and hospital staff said his blood pressure was low.

    Mr Weippeart, who has had minimal contact with Kiesha since she was a toddler, was interviewed by police on Wednesday. His home in Colbeck Avenue was searched and DNA samples were taken last week.

    Mrs Weippeart said she felt in her heart that Kiesha was still alive.

    ''I think she's alive and safe and someone has got her, because they haven't found any trace of her,'' she said.

    Matthew Weippeart said: ''We just want our little angel back at home.''

    That was echoed by Kiesha's grandfather, Rodney Jones.

    ''Nothing is more important to us than finding this little girl,'' he said.

    Kiesha's mother, Kristi Abrahams, and stepfather, Robert Smith, were staying at a $95-a-night roadside hotel in Plumpton yesterday, supported by family and friends.

    Ms Abrahams kept a low profile inside but the head of the investigation, Detective Inspector Russell Oxford, gave her an update about 4.30pm. ''We do it every day - as things come in we pass them on,'' he said.

    Family friend Kylie Marshall said Ms Abrahams and Mr Smith were seeking privacy. ''They want to deal with this on their own,'' she said. ''They don't want to speak to anybody. They just want Kiesha home. They are focusing on Kiesha. Someone must know something.''

    She has cared for Ms Abrahams's two-year-old daughter Breanna as police and State Emergency Service workers have been searching for the missing girl.

    Yesterday the search continued at Marsden Park, about five kilometres from the unit from which Kiesha was reported to have vanished last weekend. But police - and the public - have been frustrated by the slow progress of the inquiry. A Facebook page called ''Help Find Kiesha Abrahams'' has more than 7700 members, with many volunteering to distribute posters calling for information. The page has also been overwhelmed with offers from the public to help fund a reward for information but NSW Police said it could not accept such donations.

    Yesterday detectives were in the final stages of interviewing every convicted child sex offender living in the area.

    ''The canvass of those on the [child protection] register in the suburb was one of the first things we implemented when Kiesha went missing, in addition to undertaking what is still an intense search of the area close to her home and surrounding suburbs,'' Inspector Oxford said.

    He said the search included aerial sweeps looking into backyard pools and reserves, and almost 1000 SES workers and police officers had searched reserves and ponds.

    The strike force had been joined by six detectives from the child protection and serious sex crimes squad plus detectives from Mount Druitt police and neighbouring police commands.

    Inspector Oxford said the unit in which Kiesha lived had also been examined. Police had considered the possibility of her wandering off.

    ''If she was taken by someone in a car she may not even be in the area now,'' he said.

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    KRISTI ABRAHAMS reported Kiesha missing last Sunday morning and said she had put the six-year-old to bed about 9.30pm the night before. When asked where the girl had been during the 3½ weeks in which she had not been with extended family members, Ms Abrahams said: ''With me.''



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    ROBERT SMITH said he last saw Kiesha on the night before she was reported missing. They had just watched the film The Golden Compass together, he said. ''It's been hell,'' he said last Tuesday. ''I can't describe how it's been. You don't know until you've been in my shoes. It gets harder by the minute.''



    The father
    CHRIS WEIPPEART conceded that he had not played a large role in Kiesha's life but said that he was anxious to know she was safe but did not hold out much hope. ''I don't think we're going to find her alive. I hope we do, I really hope so, but my instinct tells me it's bad.''


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    Police investigating the disappearance of six-year-old Sydney girl Kiesha Abrahams said her immediate family were all being treated as suspects as they called off their ground search for the missing girl, the ABC reported.
    Inspector Russell Oxford described the search as exhaustive, after seven days of police combing areas around her family's Mt Druitt unit.
    Detectives have interviewed the girl's mother Kristi Abrahams, stepfather Robert Smith and father, who have all denied involvement in her disappearance.
    But Inspector Oxford said everyone was still considered a suspect.
    The physical search has concluded, but Strike Force Jarocin will continue to investigate Kiesha's disappearance, police said.
    Earlier, a witness emerged with fresh information about Kiesha, saying she saw her near her Sydney home a week before she went missing.
    Kiesha was last seen about 9.30pm (AEST) last Saturday when her mother, Kristi Abrahams, put her to bed at their Mount Druitt unit in Sydney's west.


    It was previously thought she had not been seen by anyone, outside her immediate family, since July 7, about three weeks before she vanished.
    But police are investigating reports from a female neighbour who says she saw Kiesha with a relative near the Abrahams's home on July 23 or 24 - a week before she went missing.
    Investigators are now appealing for anyone who may have seen Kiesha on or after those days to come forward.
    Kiesha was reported missing last Sunday morning after her mother discovered her bed empty and the front door ajar, although it showed no sign of forced entry.
    Detectives yesterday refused to confirm if they had any suspects following claims by the child's stepfather, Robert Smith.
    Mr Smith yesterday said that police had accused him of killing Kiesha and had told him to "lead us to her body".
    Mr Smith, Kiesha's mother and the girl's biological father, Christopher Weippeart, were all interviewed by police on Wednesday.
    Mr Weippeart, who is separated from Kiesha's mother, was taken to the Mount Druitt Hospital at 1.35pm vomiting blood and mucus after his mother Liz found him in a dire state.
    Mr Weippeart, who has had type 1 diabetes for 10 years, had been "extremely stressed" over his missing daughter and it badly hit his health, his mother said.
    "He just wants closure," she said.
    "He was just feeling so terrible. He just wants her to come home. It's not fair and whoever has her should just give her back."
    Information can be provided via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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    POLICE will today widen their investigation into the disappearance of Kiesha Abrahams by focusing on the death of her brother, who died when he was a baby.

    Homicide detectives yesterday confirmed they would look at the case of the baby Aiden Abrahams who died in 2002 from an apparent cot death.

    The infant boy was just six weeks old.

    Aiden was the first child of Kristi Abrahams and Chris Weippeart and was born about 16 months before the couple's second child Kiesha.

    "Looking at the death of the first child to see exactly what happened will be part of the investigation," Detective Inspector Russell Oxford said.

    A relative told The Daily Telegraph Ms Abrahams found the baby dead in his bassinet one morning.

    It is unclear what the outcome of the post-mortem examination was, or who determined the cause of death.


    Since a neighbour came forward late last week claiming to have seen Kiesha with her mum on about July 24 or 25, police have been able to narrow the time period in which she was last sighted, with just a week in which she cannot be accounted for.

    "We've got a gap of a week, and we need to find out what happened from when the neighbour saw her, to the time she was reported missing," Insp Oxford said.

    Meanwhile, the community in western Sydney marked one week since the cute girl vanished by holding a balloon-releasing ceremony.

    About 100 people gathered in the park beside the home from which Kiesha disappeared and vowed tokeep her memory alive until she was found.

    "Kiesha baby, we will not forget you until we have you back," friend Natalie Simmons said as she let go of the pink balloon.

    The little girl's parents did not attend, remaining in emergency accommodation organised for them by the Department of Community Services.

    Motorists were yesterday shown a recent image of the girl and asked if they had seen her any time before last Sunday or even wandering away from her home.

    The photo, taken on July 7 when Kiesha met her new baby brother at hospital, shows the pretty six-year-old smiling as she eats a bag of chips.





    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/homicide-cops-focus-on-death-of-kieshas-baby-brother-aiden-abrahams/story-e6frfkvr-1225902770065#ixzz0w3T2IhiJ

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    These people make me sick

    A DRAMATIC second raid was made on the home of missing Sydney girl Kiesha Abrahams yesterday after police received fresh allegations.

    The Daily Telegraph reports homicide detectives and a team of forensic police wearing blue jumpsuits arrived at the family home in Woodstock Ave, Hebersham, armed with floor plans for the unit about 3pm.

    They emerged carrying internal doors, skirting boards, rolls of carpet, and what appeared to be a child's mattress.

    The first police search of the home began on Monday last week and the unit was sealed off as a crime scene until Wednesday.

    At the weekend, Keisha's mother Kristi Abrahams and stepfather Robert Smith attended the home to collect fresh clothing.


    The couple remain with their newborn son Levi in accommodation at Parramatta organised for them by the Department of Community Services.

    Police would not elaborate on what new information they had received, other than to say it was "significant to the case".

    Detectives interviewed western Sydney man, Albert Lafaele, after he claimed he saw Mr Smith punching Kiesha outside the Hebersham Friendly Grocer store two or three weeks ago.

    "I was shocked. I walked past a white car and I saw this man whacking his child in the face," said Mr Lafaele, who runs weekend markets next to the supermarket.

    "The girl was kicking and screaming, so I stopped in front of the car and told the man to hit me instead, which gave Kiesha a chance to jump out of the car."

    Mr Lafaele, 46, said he realised the child was Kiesha after seeing her photograph.

    "I'll never forget her curly hair and those eyes," he said.

    "I know it's taken me a few days to come forward but I wanted to make sure 100 per cent that it was her before I said anything."

    Police are still trying to determine the veracity of the report.

    Hebersham Friendly Grocer owner Peter said Kristi Abrahams and Robert Smith were regular shoppers at his store.

    A psychic has also described to police a vision of Kiesha in bushland behind Amelia Way at Bidwell.

    The bush is a dumping spot with couches and old clothes littered throughout the grass.



    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/kiesha-ran-away-after-stepfather-seen-smacking-her/story-e6frfkvr-1225903160022#ixzz0w9R9VQFZ

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    [quote author=Olivia link=topic=26337.msg1692015#msg1692015 date=1281393600]
    Detectives interviewed western Sydney man, Albert Lafaele, after he claimed he saw Mr Smith punching Kiesha outside the Hebersham Friendly Grocer store two or three weeks ago.

    "I was shocked. I walked past a white car and I saw this man whacking his child in the face," said Mr Lafaele, who runs weekend markets next to the supermarket.

    "The girl was kicking and screaming, so I stopped in front of the car and told the man to hit me instead, which gave Kiesha a chance to jump out of the car."[/quote]

    Is this an area where the grocery store or a nearby business might have external security cameras, to verify the man's story?

    And out of 3 children in their custody, baby Aiden is confirmed dead, little Kiesha is missing, and only baby Levi is alive? 

    A nap is only nice when it's a luxury, not a necessity.


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    [quote author=azkarisma link=topic=26337.msg1692150#msg1692150 date=1281401247]
    Is this an area where the grocery store or a nearby business might have external security cameras, to verify the man's story?

    And out of 3 children in their custody, baby Aiden is confirmed dead, little Kiesha is missing, and only baby Levi is alive?   


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    They also have another daughter Brianna who is alive (for now!)

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    Ugh, even if they had nothing to do with her going missing, they are clearly scum :/

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    Sad article.


    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/kieshas-shrine-reminds-us-why-her-name-must-be-remembered-20100811-11zog.html?autostart=1

    While the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader were speaking at a public forum at Rooty Hill RSL last night, less than two kilometres down the road in Hebersham a different kind of public meeting was going on.

    Outside a dismal, liver-coloured block of flats on busy Woodstock Avenue, kind-hearted locals were gathering with their children, as they have done every day just after dusk, to light candles and lay toys at an impromptu shrine for missing six-year-old Kiesha Abrahams.

    In the 11 days since her reported disappearance, the shrine has spread the entire length of the fence outside the unit block where she spent her last mystery-shrouded days. By Monday there were more than 500 teddy bears, dinosaurs, dolls and assorted stuffed animals, a hundred candle holders, a set of rosary beads, a cross, and a dozen handwritten notes, many with cut-out newspaper photos of Kiesha with her now familiar clenched smile and brown ringlets.


    Such a heartfelt outpouring of concern is the other side of this forgotten area of Sydney, where social problems are epidemic and social services fail at every step.

    Hebersham and its neighbouring suburbs Bidwill, Doonside, Mount Druitt, Plumpton, Shalvey, Whalan and Tregear are well known in police blotters, reporters' notebooks and Department of Community Services files. They are the addresses most likely to crop up in news stories about damaged children. These flat, featureless suburbs, with their straight roads and myriad roundabouts on the vast expanse of western Sydney's Cumberland Plain, are a world away from the other, glamorous Sydney by the harbour.

    They belong, of course, to one of Labor's safest federal seats, Chifley. Smack bang between the marginal seats of Lindsay and Greenway which have been lavished with attention during this election campaign, Chifley has been ignored, as usual. Held by the retiring Roger Price, longest-serving Labor member in Parliament, it has been gifted to Ed Husic, president of the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union, who will likely achieve as much for his loyal voters as his predecessor. Not that the Liberal Party has treated Chifley with any more respect, selecting a candidate so woeful he had to be dumped last month.


    Left to their own devices, the locals have forged a strong sense of community and purpose. Drawn to Woodstock Avenue by pictures of Kiesha in the media, they talk non-stop about a little girl they never knew as police work inside the first-floor unit, carrying carpet and doors out to forensic vans.

    "We've got a reputation for being a bad suburb," said 17-year-old Petra Kapusta. "There's a lot of neglected kids around here and [DOCS] doesn't know what to do with them. But this shows how much we all care."

    "It just amazes me how much people care," says Rhonda Hines, 47, a mother of six. "I'm so proud I live in Mount Druitt. People run it down but when something like this happens we all pull together."

    Her sons, 14 and 16, had come to lay two toy ducks on Kiesha's shrine. "We all wish there was something we could to do to help her.''

    "I feel so sad for the little child. It's not right," said Reno Scevola, 43, who has strong theories about what has happened to Kiesha, which are, of course, unprintable.

    Almost everyone has solved the case in their minds, and they discuss their theories endlessly, analysing the body language of Kiesha's mother, Kristi Abrahams, and stepfather, Robert Smith, on TV last week.

    Since telling police she woke up on August 1 to find Kiesha missing and fronting up to a media conference three days later in dark glasses and barely able to speak, she has scarcely been seen. The young mother and her family, including her six-week-old son, Levi, and three-year-old daughter, Brianna, have been staying in various motels. They returned briefly to pick up some clothes but missed a poignant ceremony in the park next door on Sunday, when about 200 people gathered to release balloons to guide Kiesha home.

    After school, mothers with their small children arrive at the shrine to say prayers and pay their respects. ''It's really sad," said Philippine immigrant Moonette.

    At dusk whole families arrive. Cathy Stone, 38, brings a box of tea lights and kneels carefully to light them. "When you've got kids you just feel compelled to come here," says Stone, who has brought her partner, Albert Mobbs, 36, her weeping mother, Hilly Stone, 63, her daughter, Chantelle Ismay, 20, and her 16-month-old granddaughter, Lillie Norton.

    "Isn't it a wonderful thought that so many people care? There's not a person here that wouldn't have taken that little girl home and looked after her … It's nice to think you are lighting the candles to show her the way home, but I think she's probably not coming back."

    The public grief of the people who lived around Kiesha in her six short years may seem curious to outsiders, but it is this community concern which is the most important protection for children in dysfunctional environments. It is rooted in instinctive notions of right and wrong, which are often clearer to those at the bottom of the heap.

    They might have jumbled families of their own, but they know where the ice addicts live, and they know in which families children are safe and in which they aren't.

    When government bureaucracies and the rest of Sydney let them down, they have each other.

    Of course, if police at some stage deem a crime to have been committed in relation to Kiesha, any mention of the little girl will be forbidden in the media. Her name and photo will not be published and any sins against her will be forgotten, because of secretive laws enacted by the NSW government - aided by a negligent opposition - to evade proper scrutiny of its failed policies on child protection, under the guise of protecting privacy.

    The laws will effectively extinguish the candles at Kiesha's makeshift shrine on Woodstock Avenue, just as they extinguish any outcry that should come if people hear of another child "known to DOCS" who has met a sad end.

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    A psychic looking for missing Sydney girl Kiesha Abrahams visited a reserve in Doonside and discovered the torso of a woman.

    Police revealed today that the psychic, a local woman whose name was not released, went to the reserve at Knox Road last night because she had a "hunch" that the missing six-year-old girl's body may be there.

    But Chief Inspector Pam Young, of the NSW Homicide Squad, said the psychic had instead come across a torso wrapped in plastic on a creek bank.

    Police said they had contacted the family of a missing Sydney mother Kristi McDougall but could not confirm that it was her body.

    Ms McDougall, a 31-year-old mother with a two-year-old son, went missing in June after she was seen by friends at Homebush.

    Police could not say how long the torso had been at the reserve or whether it had been in the water.

    Investigators are searching the area for other body parts.

    Kiesha was reported missing from her family’s Mount Druitt apartment 12 days ago.

    Her family have denied any involvement in her disappearance.

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/psychic-searching-for-kiesha-discovers-womans-torso-20100812-120mf.html

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    Sydney police looking for missing six-year-old Kiesha Abrahams in bushland in Sydney's west have found a shovel.

    For the third day in a row about 40 police and SES volunteers will return to the Nurragingy Reserve at Doonside near Blacktown to look for Kiesha Abrahams.

    It is almost a week since the headless torso of a woman was found in that reserve, believed to be that of missing single mother Kristi McDougall.

    It was found by a woman who says she is psychic and went there looking for Kiesha Abrahams.

    Detective Inspector Russell Oxford says police have found a shovel in the bush.

    "The shovel is something we didn't expect to find there so we're going to continue searching around that area today," he said.

    Inspector Oxford says the search could turn up evidence to do with either case.

    Meanwhile police are renewing their appeal for anyone who may have seen Kiesha Abrahams in the week before she disappeared to come forward.

    Detective Inspector Oxford says a mannequin will be placed outside Mount Druitt Police Station to jog people's memory.

    "It's now been a couple of weeks since she disappeared and I think it's important that we get a mannequin out there and with pyjamas and and the jacket she was wearing," he said.

    Anyone with information can contact police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/18/2985970.htm

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