Grave concerns for missing mum and baby – after she gave birth at home alone


Grave concerns for a missing young mum and her newborn baby – after she gave birth at home alone and stopped contacting family

  • Anita Roberts, 20, reported missing after not going to a medical appointment
  • Ms Roberts’ family and the police hold great concerns for the welfare of the pair
  • Police have been told she may be residing in Medowie, a suburb of Port Stephens


A young mum and her newborn baby are being desperately searched for by police, with the pair now missing for more than 24 hours.  

Serious concerns are held for Anita Roberts, 20, who was reported missing to Lake Macquarie police officers on Saturday after she did not show up for a medical appointment.

Ms Roberts is believed to have given birth at home in recent days without medical help. 

Police have serious concerns for Anita Roberts, 20, who is missing along with her newborn baby

Police have been told she may be residing in Medowie, a suburb of Port Stephens in the Hunter region of NSW. 

As part of the their inquiries, the police have issued a geo-targeting SMS for the Raymond Terrace and Medowie areas.

NSW Police have been using the geo-targeting alert system to help locate high-risk missing persons across the state since July. 

Ms Roberts’ family and the police hold great concerns for the welfare of the pair, as she has not been in contact with family.

She is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 175cm tall, with a medium build, shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has information on Ms Roberts’ whereabouts, or is able to help police with the case, is asked to contact Lake Macquarie Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or at https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. 

Any information given will be treated in strict confidence.

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