‘You just can’t disappear without a trace’: Shattered daughter issues a desperate plea to find her mother who mysteriously vanished during an Uber journey in broad daylight
- Jen Bowen, from Adelaide, has travelled to Malaysia more than a dozen times
- Her mother vanished without a trace in the country during an Uber journey
- Grandmother was overseas with her husband Frank visiting her dying mother
- ‘There has to be somebody who knows something,’ emotional Ms Bowen said
Anna Jenkins (pictured) disappeared from Malaysia in December 13, 2017
A heartbroken woman has issued a desperate plea to find her 67-year-old mother who mysteriously disappeared two years ago.
Jen Bowen, from Adelaide, has travelled to South East Asia more than a dozen times since December 2017, when her mother Anna Jenkins vanished without a trace in Malaysia during a daylight Uber journey.
‘There has to be somebody who knows something. You just can’t disappear without a trace,’ Ms Bowen told Nine News.
The Adelaide grandmother was overseas with her husband Frank visiting her dying 101-year-old mother.
The Adelaide grandmother was abroad with her husband Frank (pictured together) visiting her 101-year-old mother who was extremely ill
She went to the dentist – something she typically did while in Malayisa – before getting in an Uber to visit her mother.
Ms Bowen said her mother is believed to have asked the Uber driver to pull over halfway through the trip and she got out of the car outside an orphanage in Penang.
‘And that’s it, that’s all we know,’ she said.
That is the last time Mrs Jenkins was seen.
Her family has repeatedly travelled to Malaysia, printed 12,000 posters and hired a private security team in a bid to find her.
The family were given hope last year after they spotted a woman who looked strikingly similar to Mrs Jenkins.
Jen Bowen (pictured) has hopes that her mother is OK despite being missing for two years
The woman looked so alike to Mrs Jenkins that from a distance even Ms Bowen thought the search was over.
Earlier this year Ms Bowen said there had been 20 reported sightings of Mrs Jenkins – all of which Malaysian authorities had been given to investigate.
‘We’re in Australia. We feel so much more helpless being over here. We just don’t have the manpower ourselves,’ Ms Bowen told Today Tonight in June.
She went to the dentist – something she typically did while in the Asian country – before getting in an Uber to visit her mother but she got out of the Uber halfway through the trip
To make matters worse, Ms Bowen’s 80-year-old father was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and dementia.
Ms Bowen shared on Facebook her father was having a difficult time without his wife during treatments.
‘He is really missing mum and mentioned it’s at night when he is alone and feels at his worst, that he misses Mum the most,’ she wrote on Facebook.
‘It’s so sad to hear the pain then see it on his face of how heartbroken he is.’
‘I just want her to stay strong and just to know that we love her and will not stop looking for her,’ Ms Bowen said.
Her family has repeatedly travelled to Malaysia, printed 12,000 posters (pictured) and hired a private security team