Queenslanders desperate to help find a missing child on the Gold Coast have left soft toys, drinks and snacks on their front steps to try and lure her from her hiding place as the frantic search continues.
Five-year-old Jocelyn was last seen around 4.30pm on Sunday, July 24, in Nielsens Road, Nerang, and police say they now hold concerns for her safety.
Locals have responded with open hearts, joining the search for the lost little girl in their dozens, and leaving her favourite toys and snacks in the open to try and encourage her to come out.
Police have asked people to call “Josie” – the name the blonde-haired youngster is known by – as they search backyards, cubbies, sheds and other outdoor areas near where she went missing.
Police and volunteers are also combing public areas around Hinkler Drive, Alexander Dr and Explorer Way in Worongary in a bid to find her.
Josie is described as Caucasian with blonde shoulder length hair, blue eyes and is 115cm tall.
She was last seen wearing a dark pink T-shirt with a ladybug emblem on the front and dark blue denim shorts. The youngster is believed to have bare feet.
Some 160 Police and State Emergency Service officers are currently involved in the search, including members of Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrol, plain clothes officers and Pol-Air.
Here is the most recent police Amber Alert update.
Anyone with information or who has seen Josie is asked to call 131 564.