Chinese tourist with $2,000 in her backpack VANISHES during late night walk in Melbourne
- Ling Yaping left her hotel in Melbourne on December 23 without telling anyone
- She had arrived in Australia just 48 hours before she vanished join a bus tour
- Police are concerned for her welfare as she doesn’t know anyone in Australia
A Chinese tourist has been missing for nearly a month after she left her hotel for a late night walk with $2,000 in her backpack.
Ling Yaping, 45, was with a tour group in Melbourne when she left the Quality Hotel in Parkville after 10pm on December 23 without telling anyone why.
Her room mate on the bus tour reported her missing when she never returned to collect her belongings.
Ling Yaping, 45, was with a tour group in Melbourne when she left the Quality Hotel in Parkville, in inner Melbourne, after 10pm on December 23 without telling anyone why
She had $2,000 with her when she vanished, according to The Herald Sun.
Police said they are concerned for her welfare as she doesn’t know anyone in Australia.
Constable Andrew Wenhlowskyj, from the North West Metro Command, said no evidence suggested Mrs Yaping intended to go missing.
The Chinese consulate is working alongside police to gain access to Mrs Yaping’s bank accounts, as local police can’t look at them without permission.
Mrs Yaping’s passports have also been flagged.
She flew into Sydney on December 21 before travelling to Melbourne the following day to meet up with the tour group.
Her room mate on the bus tour reported her missing when she never returned to collect her belongings from Quality Hotel (stock)
Her husband, from south west China, has been helping the consulate with his wife’s disappearance.
Mrs Yaping has been described as having shoulder-length black hair and brown eyes.
She is 162cm tall and has a medium build.
The hotel where Mrs Yaping was staying is on the same street as Princes Park, where Jaymes Todd raped and murdered 22-year-old comedian Eurydice Dixon in 2018.