THE car belonging to a missing Bacchus Marsh woman who vanished from her home last week has been found after a tip-off from the public, police said today.
This latest development comes as police continue the search for the missing woman, Sarah Cafferkey, 22, who has a rare medical condition.
The silver 2001 Astra sedan was found in Owen Street, Maribyrnong last night.
Police have serious fears for the safety of Ms Cafferkey who has not been seen since she went out with friends last Friday night. Police and her family fear for her health, saying she needs regular medication for her illness.
Detective Senior Constable Daniel York, of the Moorabool Criminal Investigation Unit, said on Thursday that she suffered from an asthma-related illness and she needed to regularly use a Ventolin inhaler.
‘‘Obviously because she hasn’t been seen since Saturday it’s becoming a worry and her mum is fairly worried as well,’’ Detective Senior Constable York said.
Ms Cafferkey was last seen by her family leaving her home on Ross Street last Friday night.
It is understood she has not accessed her bank accounts. Ms Cafferkey is described as Caucasian 168 centimetres tall, of thin build, with a fair complexion, black shoulder-length straight hair and green eyes.
People with information are asked to phone triple-0 immediately.