Concern is growing for a 21-year-old woman and her 18-month old son who have not been seen since they left their home in Uckfield on New Years Eve.
Ileana Tomoiaga and her son Daniel left their home in Furnace Way at 2.30pm on Thursday, December 31. Ileana said she was going to the nearby Tesco Express to buy a bottle of wine and a phone charger, although there is currently no evidence that she went there or to any other shops in the town.
Her family reported them missing on New Years Day, after making enquiries locally and with friends and relatives.
Ileana previously lived in Willesden, North West London, so may have gone there and local officers are in contact with the Metropolitan Police to widen the search. Officers have also left messages on her facebook account but there has been no response.
She is described as white, 5’ 5, slim with long red straight hair and pale skin. She was wearing a black leather jacket, black trousers and brown boots. She speaks English, with a Romanian accent.
Shannon Marchesani of the East Sussex Missing Persons team said; “The evidence at present shows that Ileana left home completely of her own accord and there are still no suspicious circumstances.
“However, she did not leave with anything to prepare either of them for even a short stay away, and nothing has been heard since. We are naturally increasingly concerned for their welfare, and at the very least we ask Ileana to contact us so that we can confirm that she and her son are safe.”
Anyone who has seen Ileana or Daniel, or knows where they may be, is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1592 of 01/01. If either of them appear to require medical treatment or are in danger, call 999 immediately.
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