Police search for three children last seen at Christies Beach in Adelaide’s south.

Siblings Ethan Lawson, 12, Jayden Lawson, 10, and Sienna Dodd, six, were dropped off to football training at Bice Oval at 6pm on Wednesday night but are believed to have run off and have not been found despite an extensive search of the area.

“It is believed they intended to go to their father’s house in Hackham West and police are making inquiries with family and friends in the area to find the children,” police said in a statement.

“Police have concerns for the children’s welfare.”

An UPDTE from SA Police –
South Australia Police has received information that three children, Ethan Lawson (12) Jayden Lawson (10) and Sienna Dodd (6) – missing in Adelaide’s south since Wednesday night – are with their father, 36-year-old Dylan Lawson.

Ms Chantelle Lawson, the mother of the children, is possibly also with them.

Superintendent Ian Parrott, officer in charge of South Coast Local Service Area, says the welfare of the children remains a concern.

“Police are repeating their appeal for information about the whereabouts of the children,” he said.

“They were last seen at 6pm on Wednesday, 8 June at Bice Avenue, Christies Beach, when they ran away from football training.

“We also urge Mr Lawson and Ms Lawson to make contact with police.

“This situation is not a stranger incident and there is no danger to the community.”

Superintendent Parrott says police have set up an incident room, staffed by senior police, with uniformed and plain clothes officers and members from the State Tactical Group, Public Transport Safety Branch, STAR Group and missing persons section assisting with trying to locate these children.

“Police, including STAR Group officers, have been deployed in the area today to conduct further enquiries and searches, that have been ongoing overnight,” he added.

Anyone with any information is asked to please contact the police assistance line on 131 444 immediately.

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  • Is the welfare of the children remaining a concern or are the ok now ??


  • Thank goodness they have now been found safe.
    How scary for their family and loved ones.


  • Oh my! So scary! I hope they will be located soon!!


  • I hope the children are ok


  • Hope they find the children safe and well with no harm done.


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