Epileptic Mother and Her 3 Year-Old Daughter Now Missing for 3 Weeks


29 April 2019, Apia Samoa.

The Samoa Police Service have today appealed to the public for any information that could lead to locating 26 year old Chantelle Aipopo Mataia and her 3 year old daughter Autrey Mataia, last seen 3 weeks ago when they had left Satupaitea Savaii with the intention of traveling to Upolu.

Chantelle’s family have only just reported her missing after realising that the pair are not with any known family members in Upolu.

The concern by her family according to a relative, is that 26 year old.Chantelle suffers from spells of epileptic seizures.

Chantelle and Autrey had left Satupaitea around 9am on Monday 8th April, bound for Upolu. Members of the public who may have been on this bus route to Salelologa and the ferry across to Upolu on that day are urged to recall if they had seen the pair traveling together in that day.

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide. Epileptic seizures may be tied to a brain injury or genetics, but for 70 percent of epilepsy patients, the cause is unknown.

The Samoa Police Service (SPS) appeals to the public for their assistance.  If you have any information that might lead to her where abouts or that of her daughter, please contact your nearest police station or call 22222.

The photos have been supplied by the family of Chantelle Aipopo..

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