'Items' Found Following Woman's Mysterious Disappearance
Police have conducted a forensic search of bushland near a highway rest stop as part of an investigation into the suspicious disappearance of Sydney woman Samah Baker.
Baker, 30, has not been seen since the early hours of Friday 4 January, when she was dropped off at her Early Street home by a friend.
Despite her social media accounts being updated since she disappeared, investigators believe she may have met with foul play.
On Wednesday, investigators conducted a forensic search of bushland near the Yarra rest stop off the Hume Highway, about 16km away from Goulburn.
They found "several items which may be relevant to the investigation", according to a police report, which will now undergo forensic examination.
It's almost a two-hour drive from Baker's last known whereabouts, and if the items are found to be hers, gives some clue as to her movements in a two-month search that has been extended interstate.
There is now an appeal for anyone with dashcam footage who was driving on the Hume Highway near the French VC rest stop at Yarra between 9pm and midnight on January 4 -- the day Baker disappeared -- to come forward.
"We want to find her and bring her home, back where she belongs," Baker's family said in a statement this week.
"Please, if you know where she is, we are begging you to call police."
Earlier this week police released CCTV footage of Baker inside the Vibe Hotel in North Sydney, two days before she was last seen.
The clothing she was wearing -- a peach-coloured dress, and later a black-and-white spotted shirt and denim shorts -- have not been located during police searches.
The forensic search near Goulburn is expected to continue on Thursday, with police continuing to appeal to people with information.
“We believe there are people out there who may know where Samah is but are fearful or reluctant to come forward," Superintendent Julie Boon said.
“To them I say, please put yourselves in the shoes of the Baker family. They want to find their beloved daughter and sister and bring her home."
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