UPDATE: Tenisha Hanlon has been located.
The 17-year-old's mother, Rebecca Hanlon, has informed the Sunshine Coast Daily that she has been found safe and well.
Tenisha had been missing since April 23 and on Wednesday police put a request out for the public's help to locate Tenisha.
Ms Hanlon said that Tenisha had been located this evening.
A CABOOLTURE mum has made a heart-wrenching appeal for help to locate her 17-year-old daughter, who has been missing for close to a month.
Mother-of-seven Rebecca Hanlon said she had last seen her second-eldest child, Tenisha, between 1.30 and 2.30pm on April 23 at their Cottrill St home.
A relative made contact with Tenisha the following day, but nothing has been heard from her since.
The matter was reported to police almost immediately, but the case did not become public until Tuesday night.
Ms Hanlon said she just wanted to know her daughter was all right.
"What I want for her is to call home and just let me hear her voice so I know it is her, and tell her how much I love her," Ms Hanlon said.
"I miss her like crazy and I want her to come home.
"I'm never away from my kids.
"Her little sister's quite lost without her at the moment - she's like a little shadow."
Ms Hanlon said police had searched the Acacia Ridge home of her daughter's boyfriend several days ago, but failed to locate Tenisha.
She believed her daughter was living on the Gold Coast.
"Tenisha, if you see this, please call home. We all miss you so much, baby girl," Ms Hanlon said.
"If you don't want to come home, that's fine. But please let us hear your voice so we know you are okay. We love you."
Police said they were concerned for Tenisha's welfare as she had no access to money and had not contacted family.
Anyone who may know her whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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