Desperate search as Queensland family goes missing in NSW outback

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Darian Aspinall, 27, is missing along with her children and her mother. Photo/New South Wales Police

Police are desperately trying to locate a family of four who went missing in outback New South Wales on a long road trip across three states.

Darian Aspinall, 27, from Queensland, his two children Winter Bellamy, two, and Koda Bellamy, four, and the girls’ grandmother Leah Gooding, 50, were traveling in the Wild West of the state when they disappeared.

NSW Police said the family left the Noccundra Hotel on Warry Gate Road in Queensland between 12.30pm and 3pm on Sunday.

Winter Bellamy, two, and Koda Bellamy, four.  Photo/New South Wales Police
Winter Bellamy, two, and Koda Bellamy, four. Photo/New South Wales Police

They were heading for accommodation in Packsaddle, a remote township in Far West NSW.

Police were told this stop was part of their journey to Adelaide.

Darian Aspinall, 27, is missing along with her children and her mother.  Photo/New South Wales Police
Darian Aspinall, 27, is missing along with her children and her mother. Photo/New South Wales Police

However, when they failed to arrive at their destination and could not be contacted, they were reported missing, prompting a police investigation.

Barrier Police District, along with NSW Police, have sent a Geo-Target SMS alert to residents of Packsaddle, Tibooburra, Broken Hill and surrounding areas asking for help.

The family were traveling in a anthracite Hyundai Tucson with a Queensland license plate, 729CV2.

The family left the Noccundra Hotel in Queensland, but they never made it to NSW.  Photo/Facebook/New South Wales Regional Commentary and Blog
The family left the Noccundra Hotel in Queensland, but they never made it to NSW. Photo/Facebook/New South Wales Regional Commentary and Blog

They are all described as Caucasian in appearance. Darian has dark brown hair, tattoos on his right arm, and wears glasses. The children have brown hair and blue eyes.

Amanda J. Marsh