MUSCAT: The missing Omani student has been found safe and well, Australia’s Queensland Police has updated on its website at around 6pm (Oman Time).
The police said in a statement that “Police have located safe and well the 28-year-old woman (Omani woman) missing from St Lucia since June 26.”
Last Sunday, the Consulate of Oman in Australia had announced that 28-year-old Aisha Bint Salem Al Ghaithi, a student at the University of Queensland, was reported missing by the University after she failed to return to classes following a midterm break.
The Consulate added that the last reported communication with her family was over a month ago. And on July 29, the Oman Ministry of Higher Education had released an update on the search for the student. In a statement online, the Ministry said: “Dr Hamoud bin Amer Al-Wardi, Consul General of the Sultanate, for Australia said that the Omani student is still being sought in coordination with Australian police and relevant authorities. In the morning, we received confirmation from the Immigration Service that the student did not leave Australia.
“The Consulate wishes to emphasise that the safety of the student is now a priority. We ask everyone not to spread rumors and take news from the Consulate General of Oman in Australia, which will provide the latest updates on the investigation,” the Ministry added.
On June 28, the Queensland police had appealed for public assistance to help locate a woman ( the Omani woman ) reported missing from St Lucia.“She was last seen at the University of Queensland campus at St Lucia around 8am on June 26. She had previously been living in Brisbane CBD accommodation but left in February 2019. She has not made any contact with family and police and her family hold concerns for her welfare as she has a medical condition. Any members of the public who have seen her or know of her whereabouts are asked to contact police,” the police had appealed.