Search for missing girl Charlise Mutton in Blue Mountains enters second day

Desperate search for girl (9) who disappeared while on vacation with her family in the Blue Mountains begins its second day – as police search her parents’ home and impound a car

  • Search for missing nine-year-old girl entered its second day on Saturday
  • Charlise Mutten (9) has been missing in the Blue Mountains since Thursday
  • She was reported missing to police at 8:20 a.m. Friday, last seen on Mt Wilson
  • The girl is described as white with brown hair, her photo has been released
  • Hundreds of officers and volunteers search the area’s dense bushland










A desperate search for a missing nine-year-old girl has entered its second day with police combing the dense bushland in the Blue Mountains.

Charlise Mutten was reported missing at 8:20 a.m. Friday from a home on Mt Wilson, deep in the Blue Mountains National Park. She was last seen on Thursday.

Acting Superintendent John Nelson said Charlise is from Queensland and spent the school holidays with her family on holiday in Mt Wilson.

NSW Police confirmed that the house had been searched and that a car had been seized for investigation.

A large-scale operation was launched on Friday involving hundreds of officers, helicopters, the dog brigade and emergency response volunteers.

A desperate search for a missing nine-year-old girl has entered its second day with police combing the dense bushland in the Blue Mountains

NSW police released two photos of Charlise as the search for her intensified on Friday.  She is described as a white with brown hair (photo, Charlise Mutten)

NSW police released two photos of Charlise as the search for her intensified on Friday. She is described as a white with brown hair (photo, Charlise Mutten)

The girl was reported missing at 8:20 a.m. Friday from a home on Mt Wilson, 37 miles northwest of Richmond (photo, police and detectives at the scene Friday)

The girl was reported missing at 8:20 a.m. Friday from a home on Mt Wilson, 37 miles northwest of Richmond (photo, police and detectives at the scene Friday)

Members of SES and rural fire brigade have joined the police in the search

Members of SES and rural fire brigade have joined the police in the search

The search was temporarily halted as severe storms ravaged the region before officers resumed on Saturday.

Charlise is described as a white person with thin brown hair. It is not known what she was wearing when she disappeared.

It is understood that the homicide police unit was called in on Friday afternoon, 9News reported.

NSW police told the Daily Mail Australia that officers would continue to ‘sweep the area’ all night, but that the PolAir helicopter, which used ‘thermal imaging technology’, was forced out of the operation by a thunderstorm.

A command post was established at the Mt Wilson Rural Fire Station with members of the National Fire and State Emergency Service assisting police from the Blue Mountains Police Area Command, Police Rescue, the Dog Unit and PolAir.

The crews search dense undergrowth around Mt Wilson, about 20 miles northeast of Blackheath.

It is clear that search teams are checking tents and bins in the area.

The NSW Police Department sent a geo-targeted text message to all local residents in the area on Friday evening informing them of Charlise’s disappearance.

They also asked social media users to widely share the photo of the missing girl. The police post was shared more than 6,000 times in three hours.

Police are calling on anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

The NSW Police Department sent a geo-targeted text message to all local residents in the area on Friday evening informing them of Charlise's disappearance.

The NSW Police Department sent a geo-targeted text message to all local residents in the area on Friday evening informing them of Charlise’s disappearance.

Charlise Mutten (9) was missing on Thursday, but her disappearance was only reported to the police on Friday

Charlise Mutten (9) was missing on Thursday, but her disappearance was only reported to the police on Friday

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