UPDATED 8 January: Shanaylah has been found safe and well.
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a teenage girl missing from the Illawarra.
18-year-old Shanaylah Gram was last seen on Friday (December 29) at Warrawong.
Family and friends have not been able to contact Shanaylah since.
Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District were notified and have begun inquiries to locate her.
Police and family hold serious concerns for Shanaylah, as her disappearance is out of character.
Shanaylah is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 155-170 cm tall, of thin build, fair complexion, with long brown hair and brown coloured eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey long-sleeve dress, white sandals and carrying a yellow clutch bag.
She is known to frequent Greenacre and Bomaderry areas.
Anyone with information into Shanaylah’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.