Family Of Murdered Woman Qi Yu Beg For Help To Find Her Body
Qi Yu's family have flown in from China to appeal to the NSW public to help find her body.
The family of Qi Yu, the 28-year-old Chinese woman who was allegedly murdered after going missing earlier this month, have appealed to the public to help find her body.
"Both of us cannot sleep," her father, Zhihe Yu, told media at Campsie police station today.
"My wife's tears run dry."
Qi Yu last spoke to her family in China about 7.15pm on Friday, June 8, and was last seen by friends at a Campsie share house in the city's southwest that same day.
Police believe she was taken by car to the Berowra area on the night she went missing. Her white Toyota Corolla was later found dumped in Burwood in the city's inner west.
"Our daughter, Qi, has been missing for eighteen days," said Zhihe today. "We are grieving."
Qi's 19-year-old roommate was charged with murder a few days after she went missing.
He was refused bail, and is allegedly refusing to co-operate with police in their efforts to find the body, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Dozens of police and SES officers have been searching bushland at Berowra over the past week for Ms Yu's body, to no avail.
"We ask: if you have any information regarding my daughter, and her whereabouts, please contact police," said Zhihe.
His wife, Qing He, didn't speak except to say "thank you" at the end of her husband's speech. She cried as she held up a photo of a daughter.
"This process has been extremely difficult for Mr and Mrs Yu, and police remain focused on trying to locate their daughter," said Detective Superintendent Kerrie-Anne Lewis today.
"Our officers are continuing to search the Berowra area for any clues that will lead us to finding Ms Yu.
"We will continue to support the family through this extremely difficult time.
"It's terrible for a family to go through this, and we really need the community's support to give us information that might assist us in finding Ms. Yu."
Anyone with information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers either online or via 1800 333 000.