UPDATED 3:10 pm: ACT Policing has announced Elise has been found safe and well.
12:45 pm: ACT Policing holds serious concerns for a 13-year-old girl who went missing from her Gilmore home this morning, 14 February.
Elise Coates has not been seen or heard from since about 6:20 am and was last seen leaving her residence in Gilmore.
She is described as being of Caucasian appearance, has braces on her upper teeth, has a slim build, and is about 165 -170 cm tall with long brown hair.
Elise is wearing a hooded jumper, tracksuit pants, black shoes and has a shoestring side bag. She does not have a phone but is believed to have access to a bus pass.
Police and Elise’s family hold serious concerns for her welfare and are asking for public help to find her.
Anyone who has seen Elise or has any information about her whereabouts is urged to contact ACT Policing Operations on 131 444.
Please quote reference 7035914.