11 July 2023

UPDATE: Hope and her two sons, Ben and Sam, found safe and well

| Albert McKnight
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Hope Finesse, Ben Mackonis and Sam Mackonis

Police are searching for, from left, Hope Finesse and her two sons, Ben and Sam Mackonis. Photos: ACT Policing.

7 pm: ACT Policing has announced Hope and her two sons, Ben and Sam Mackonis, have all been found safe and well.

MONDAY: Police are searching for a woman and her two adult sons, who haven’t been seen since the weekend and do not have access to phones or money.

ACT Policing is urgently seeking the public’s assistance to locate the missing 49-year-old woman Hope Finesse and her sons, 22-year-old Ben Mackonis and 19-year-old Sam Mackonis.

Police said the three have not been seen or heard from since about 7:30 pm on Sunday (9 July) and were last seen in Ngunnawal.

The police also said the three do not have access to mobile phones or money and are believed to be travelling in a silver Toyota Rav4 bearing registration YGL 25N, which has significant hail damage.

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The Rav4 was last seen at the intersection of Kuringa Drive and Barton Highway and may have been heading towards the Brindabellas.

“Police (and their family) hold serious concerns for their welfare and are urgently requesting the public’s assistance in locating them or their vehicle,” a police spokesperson said.

If you have information that could assist police in finding Hope, Ben and Sam, you can contact ACT Policing Operations on 131 444. Quote reference number 7478381.

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