|Missing Gaia as Alice in Wonderland |
Synchronicity of numbers 11 7 17 - 7 3 11 - 71 - 19 - 21
A desperate search for Gaia Pope, 19, was launched after she vanished without a trace last Tuesday.
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Nathan Elsey, 19, was last night arrested alongside his grandmother Rosemary Dinch, 71. They have since been released under investigation.
Today Gaia's family released a statement through police, which read: "To Gaia. We all love you forever. We miss you beyond words.
"We will find you darling girl. The thought of seeing the sunshine of your smile again soon keeps us all going and hoping."
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In a TV interview before her arrest, the 71-year-old told the BBC how a distressed Gaia banged on her front door asking for help on the day she disappeared.
She said: "She looked upset. Very upset. I am just so pleased because I gave her a cuddle and then she responded.
"Of course I want to find her and I have no idea where she is. She just seems to have disappeared."
Gaia, from Langton Matravers, Dorset, was captured on CCTV running past a house on Morrison Road at 3.39pm last Tuesday.
The last reported sighting of Gaia was at an address in Manor Gardens on Morrison Road at around 4pm.
Despite a huge search operation, the teenager hasn't been seen since.
|Maya and Gaia|
Describing Gaia as an "angel", Maya said: "Gaia is either in medical crisis or is still running.
"Please if you have seen her let us know, she last told us she was unwell and lost and that she was having lots of seizures.
"If you have seen something don't be frightened.
"She is at risk to herself and at risk of being harmed by OTHERS so please contact the police ASAP we are working tirelessly to find her.
"I just want my Gaia back, the last time I saw Gaia she would think of me. I just can't stop thinking about you girl."
The teenager is believed to have been feeling anxious about a man getting released from prison who was jailed for assaulting her two years ago.
She had been due to attend an appointment with her GP on the afternoon of November 7 but it is thought she never made it.
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Police are still searching for Gaia and say she was wearing a red checked shirt with white buttons, grey and white woven leggings and white trainers shortly before she vanished.
Senior Investigating Officer Neil Devoto, of Dorset Police's Major Crime Investigation Team, said: "We have looked through CCTV that covers the Swanage area, including transport hubs, and there is nothing to suggest she has left the area.
"Her disappearance is completely out of character and, following our extensive enquiries, we sadly now believe that she may have come to harm."
It's conjecture, I could be wrong. Even the word 'Sutherland' appears. Then you find anti-war protests, and Russell Brand in the mix, followed by some great hand gestures in pics from Instagram and Facebook.
We hope she's found alive and well, but sadly, with a huge forensics team on the scene, and negative Police statements, it may be unlikely this far down the road.
It's a raw story, so the details are still emerging, and some 'facts' may change. I will keep checking for updates on the situation.
Missing Gaia Pope is caught on CCTV buying an ice cream in a petrol station an hour before she vanished as her heartbroken mother claims daughter, 19, may be 'being held against her will in a van'
She was last seen alive on CCTV on November 7 at 3.40pm - when she was spotted sprinting down Morrison Road in Swanage, Dorset, before banging on 71-year-old Rosemary Dinch's front door in Manor Gardens.
His father Greg Elsey said Paul offered officers his phone and bank card to prove he was working away in Weymouth when she vanished. Mr Elsey claims he now doesn't know where his son is.
Today police have revealed new images that show her at a petrol station in Valley Road between her hometown Langton Matravers and Swanage where she bought an ice cream at 2.55pm - two miles away from Manor Gardens.
She was driven to the petrol station by a member of her family, where she was seen on CCTV looking pale and tired.
Supposedly, this is Gaia above, well before her strange disappearance and below, at the petrol station last week. You'd be forgiven for thinking she looks like a completely different person now.
The father of a third suspect arrested on suspicion of murdering Gaia Pope has tonight insisted his son is innocent, hours after police found a pile of clothes feared to belong to the missing teenager.
Greg Elsey confirmed that his son Paul was arrested today after he attended Poole Police station accompanied by a solicitor.
Speaking outside his home, the 69 year old said: 'My son is 110 per cent innocent. You would not believe what has gone one on. You will be gobsmacked as how the police have performed. Absolutely disgusting.'
Officers cordoned off an isolated area close to 70ft Dorset cliffs and a quarry earlier today after a walker found a pile of clothes - but no body has been found.
Teams have also been scouring woodland and dredging ponds in a desperate bid to find her after she disappeared on Tuesday November 7.
The discovery of Gaia's clothes came hours after her father Richard broke down in tears on TV as he said his family were 'distraught' but remain hopeful they will find her alive.
She also who has severe epilepsy and PTSD after a 'traumatic incident' two years ago where she was 'assaulted by some guys', he said.
The business development manager emotionally told ITV news: 'Gaia, you know we love you, you know that. I just want that big hug please, I just want a big hug. We'll get you back and we'll have that big hug.'
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Less than two hours after announcing the discovery of the clothes yesterday, Dorset Police confirmed they had made a third arrest over Gaia’s disappearance.
The man was identified by his family as Paul Elsey, a carpenter who specialises in church restorations. He is the uncle of Nathan Elsey, 19, who was arrested on Tuesday along with his grandmother Rosemary Dinch. They were later released.
Paul Elsey shares a first-floor flat with his mother, Mrs Dinch, 71, in Swanage, where Gaia was last seen. CCTV footage of Gaia on November 7 shows her running down the road towards Paul Elsey’s flat at 3.40pm.
She is said to have banged on his door in a distressed state and Mrs Dinch claimed she then stripped to her bra.
The pensioner then says she convinced Gaia to put her clothes back on, except for a black jacket which was later recovered from the address.
Detectives had been trying to track Paul Elsey down since he went missing on Tuesday afternoon, a week after Gaia disappeared.
They seized his VW Golf and obtained a warrant to search his father’s £460,000 bungalow in Romsey, Hampshire, on Tuesday.
A 49-year-old man arrested over the suspicious disappearance of Gaia Pope has been released by police under investigation.
Paul Elsey was named by his family as the third person to be arrested in an inquiry into the missing 19-year-old who vanished on November 7 in Swanage.
Shortly before his son’s arrest, Greg Elsey told the Daily Mail: ‘Paul could not stand Gaia. He wanted nothing to do with her. He said her family were bad news.’
Two days before her disappearance Gaia posted a message on Instagram that said she was worried about being 'shut up and put in a cell' with the hashtag #sexualassault and one follower urged her to 'run somewhere safe'.
And on the day of her disappearance, her father said she had become upset following an 'interaction on Facebook'. Shortly after, she fled her aunt's home, where she had been staying, and ran to Nathan Elsey's house.