Fears Grow For Missing Teenager Clancy Ellis
Fears are growing for missing NSW teenager Clancy Ellis, who has not been seen since Wednesday, running away from home after being victim to cyber-bullying.
The 15-year-old was last seen leaving her school in Alstonville - inland from Ballina - on Wednesday morning and has not made contact with family or friends since.
Before leaving, she penned a note which allegedly said she would be heading north for several months.
Her mother has started a Facebook page in hope of tracking her down, which now has over 3000 followers.
Earlier today she posted a heartfelt plea to her daughter in hope she will return home or contact someone.
"Sweet Clanc.. Here's some things that I know
I know you are so so beautiful and sweet natured .. you got cranky at me because I squashed a mozzie on your arm and you tried to revive a fly that you accidentally killed.
Your heart is pure and gentle.
You want to be understood and you want to be loved
Here's what I don't know
Have you judged someone that you thought might be offering you refuge - a safe haven - a break as trustworthy and darling is that person who you thought? You can't imagine the scenarios that play repeatedly through my mind of what COULD have gone wrong with your plan. Are you still travelling of your own free will or has someone now following through with their own plans for you? My baby darling sweet child please please please if you can contact someone anyone to assure me that this is not the case.
I love you. PLEASE be safe x"
There is speculation that her leaving was the result of extensive online bullying - especially via the website ask.fm which has been attributed to a number of suicides world wide.
The premise of the website is for people to answer questions that are put forth anonymously and is popular with teenagers.
The anonymous nature of the website opens up plenty of scope for bullying, harassment and unwelcome questions.
Her social media accounts have not been updated in almost a week. Here is one of her last posts to Instagram.
If you have seen Clancy Ellis, please contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 immediately.