Posted November 09, 2018 08:02:48 A day after her family lost a daughter, a distraught family has expressed their shock over the news of the disappearance of their 10-year-old daughter.
The family of Shireen Mahdavi, who disappeared while shopping for Christmas presents in March, said they had been “horrified” and that they hoped her death would lead to justice.
Shirean Mahdavis, 10, was last seen on the morning of March 18.
She was reported missing to police after her phone went off and her father picked her up and took her home.
They had not seen her since.
Shreya Mahdavids parents, Zeenat and Shireel, and Zeena Mahdavid, said that after receiving a text message from her, they contacted the Queensland Police Service and that she had been located.
“We are still in a state of shock.
I have no idea what happened,” Ms Mahdavin told the ABC.
“I am just so happy that I have found out what happened to my daughter.”
The family said that they were hopeful the girl’s disappearance would lead others to seek help.
“Our hope is that the next person out there that has been a victim of domestic violence or someone who is vulnerable to being abused, to speak up and come forward,” Ms Mohdavis said.
“The more we can get through this, the more people will know what happened and that can be a really important thing.”
Zeenas father, Zeeshan, said he was relieved that his daughter was safe.
Police have said that Shireens parents believe that she may have been abducted by a man while shopping at a local Walmart. “
It was just a case of bad parenting,” Mr Mahdavan said.
Police have said that Shireens parents believe that she may have been abducted by a man while shopping at a local Walmart.
“When we found out that she was missing, we were shocked, it was quite difficult,” Ms Zeenavas said.
She said that her daughter did not speak to her mother for the last four days.
Shree Mahdava said that she would never forget her daughter’s disappearance.
“Shireen was the most beautiful, smart and bright child I have ever known, I just don’t have words for the way she was treated,” she said.
Shreya Mahdan was last heard from by her mother at 4:30pm on March 18, and she had just returned home from a trip to Melbourne.
Shadeen’s father, Shreyat, said it was an emotional time for both parents.
“You know, Shireesh’s parents were so distraught, they were so upset,” Mr Zeenan said.
The parents said that their family was also upset at the Queensland Government’s response.
“They didn’t seem to care about our family,” Mr Shreyam said.
Ms Zanias family is hoping to receive an update on the status of their missing daughter, and that it will provide closure for their grieving family.
“There are a lot of questions, there are a million questions.
And we don’t want any of that to be the last word on this, but we do want to know what really happened,” she told the news.
The ABC’s Sarah Williams reported from Brisbane.