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Missing Belfast woman: Parents urging vulnerable Leontia Teague (20) to make contact

By Amanda Ferguson

The distraught parents of a vulnerable young Belfast woman who has been missing for more than a week have begged her to contact them.

Leontia Teague left a Salvation Army property in north Belfast where she had been living on the morning of October 30 and she did not return as expected.

It is understood there have been no confirmed sightings of the 20-year-old since she disappeared from her home the day before Halloween.

Last night, her parents Conal and Nuala Teague from the Cavehill area of north Belfast told the Belfast Telegraph they wanted their daughter to make contact with them, her grandparents or the police.

Her father said: "If anybody out there has seen her please let us know.

"Our gut feeling is she is being sheltered somewhere.

"There has been an unconfirmed sighting of her in Donegall Street on Wednesday. We want her to make contact.

"She's not in any trouble. Her granny and granda are worried sick."

Leontia's mother Nuala said: "If anyone sees her please let us know. We are all out of our heads with worry."

Little is known about this young woman or her movements, why she has gone missing and who she may be with.

Leontia was last seen at around 10am on Thursday, October 30, as she left the Thorndale Families Centre and Women's Hostel in the Duncairn Avenue area of north Belfast.

The Salvation Army building where she had been living provides supported housing for a number of homeless families and also young people with additional support needs.

It is not known why Leontia did not return to Thorndale and people across Belfast and beyond are being asked to report anything they know that could lead to her safe return.

Social media users are sharing pictures of Leontia in the hope the images jog someone's memory and they will come forward with information. Police urged Leontia or anyone who may have seen her to get in touch.

Case study: Samuel Campbell

January 1, 2012

Samuel Campbell (49) left his home to go out on his bicycle on New Year's Day and was last seen at around 2.15pm on the Tully Road in Kells near Ballymena.

His bicycle was later discovered in a coastal area close to Glenarm on Tuesday, January 3. When last seen he was wearing a red top with the letters T.C.G. on it and long black leggings.

Samuel is around 6ft tall, of a slim build with short dark hair.

Case study: Martin Kelly

January 1, 2006

Martin Kelly (21) from Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, was last seen by friends at a bar in Garmoyle Street in south Belfast on New Year's Day.

Martin, who is about 6ft 1in of slim build with short dark hair, was wearing a black 'Guinness' t-shirt and blue jeans when he was last seen around 7pm.

For further details and information on Martin, visit the website: www.ourmartykelly.com

18 long-term missing

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  • Charlotte Murray
  • Dean Patton
  • Mark Gourley
  • Chi Dan
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  • Martin Kelly
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  • John O’Hara
  • Arlene Arkinson
  • Hugh Toner
  • Sean Ryan
  • James Patterson
  • Timothy Hall
  • Eamon Owens
  • Samuel Campbell
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If you have information call police on the 101 non emergency number or Crimestoppers on 0800555111

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