Jodie Binks-Brown, 13, was last seen around 8am on Friday morning.

The teenager walked to the school bus stop with her brother in Romsey, she then told her brother she’d forgotten her shoes and went home to get them, but did not return to catch the bus with her brother.

Her parents later discovered her clothes, back pack and bike were missing and a note had been left behind, reports Daily Mail.

Addressing the media on Sunday afternoon, Michael Binks and Lesley Brown shared their devastation at losing their little girl.

‘It’s getting worse, every hour she’s gone,’ Ms Brown told 7 News.

‘There’s a lot of not nice people out there, and that’s a worry.’

Her father echoed the sentiment, saying going on without his daughter around is ‘just hard – it’s just not the same’.

The young teenager left a note saying she would be going away, which broke her mother’s heart.

‘My mind just went into overdrive, thinking of (what could have happened to Jodie),’ Ms Brown said.

‘Her whole family, extended family, friends, have been driving around hundreds of kilometres looking for her, day and night.’

When asked what she would say to her daughter, Ms Brown looked into news cameras and said: ‘We miss you badly, baby’.

Please keep a look out!

The year 7 student was last seen wearing her school uniform including a navy blue t-shirt with red stripes, a navy blue rain coat with red stripes, navy blue tracksuit pants and white runners.

Victoria Police said Jodie’s school bag was navy blue with white stars and she also took her Carlton Football Club back pack with ‘JODIE B B’ printed on it.

jodie binks

Jodie’s bike is a metallic blue BMX with no mud guards.

Police are concerned for Jodie due to her young age and the fact she doesn’t have a phone or money.
It is suspected she may have travelled to Kyneton, 35km north-west of Romsey.

We hope she is found safe and well very soon!

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  • Just looking up this story and if she was found. Glad she did ! I’ve a 13yr old myself and can’t begin to imagine how devastated I would feel. Teenagers go through such mood swings and have to deal with lots of forces especially at school. So important to keep the communication with our kids open and do everything to have a good & healthy relationship with them.


  • What a nightmare. Glad to see she was found.


  • hope that now she has been found, that she will think twice before doing something like this again. I hope that she can have a decent talk with those around here so this can be prevented from happening again.


  • I have been away where TV reception was poor so I missed hearing about this. Obviously Jodie has been found and they will find out why she ran away.
    Hopefully she gets the support she obviously needs.


  • They did find her safe and sound – hope she realises the trauma she put everyone through.


  • Yes, they did find her. :-)


  • not sure if she has been found, but fingers crossed they do and hopefully what ever caused her to feel like she needed to get away gets resolved


  • They found her safe and sound. Luckily!!!


  • Praying !
    Having a daughter of 13 myself, I can only imagine a little how desperate the family and the girl must feel !


  • Hope they find her and get some help for whatever made her run away.


  • Lets hope she is found safe and unharmed a.s.a.p.


  • I hope she’s safe and contacts her family soon.


  • Oh my! Why would such a young girl want to escape? At least it doesn’t look like abduction. She went voluntarily away. But I hope somebody will spot her soon and inform the Police. What can she do all alone?


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