A month after disappearing, the decaying corpse of an adolescent girl was recovered in a river.
On Saturday, emergency services were called to Green Valley Creek in Canley Heights, around ten minutes away from Merna’s house, after reports of a corpse being found.
New South Wales (NSW) police stated that they had found the corpse of a girl over the weekend from a river in Sydney’s west.
An unidentified female is suspected of having been found dead in the Fairfield area, according to police.
The corpse was found in deep brush at the end of a dead-end roadway.
Merna’s whereabouts remain a mystery, and police have only just issued a fresh call for information.
Many people have expressed their condolences to Merna’s family on the NSW Police Facebook page.
“Very sad news. I hope she’s found safe, and very soon, our prayers are with you, Feryal…hope God helps you locate your lovely daughter,” a person posted on the site.
Merna was often seen in the Fairfield Heights and Liverpool regions, according to police.
Middle Eastern-Mediterranean in look, the girl is described as 160 centimeters tall with a thin body, shoulder-length brown hair, and brown eyes.
She has piercings on her lips, nose, cheeks, and a tattoo on her back.
Police have formed a crime scene and are conducting forensic investigations in the muddy river to identify the victim and ascertain the cause of death.
The death is still being investigated by the NSW Police, who have yet to confirm their suspicions.
An investigation into Merna’s whereabouts along the river off Pitt St. in Canley Heights is expected soon.
Police divers have been sent to search the area after it rained heavily in the area for several weeks.