Missing Ballarat woman Samantha Murphy: Gut-wrenching moment daughter Jess breaks down – as husband Michael Murphy says ‘people just don’t vanish into thin air’

The eldest daughter of missing mother-of-three Samantha Murphy has broken down in tears as she pleaded for her mother to come home, five days after she disappeared. 

Jess Murphy joined Samantha’s husband Mick in addressing the disappearance of the East Ballarat woman, who vanished after going for a jog near her home at 7am on Sunday. 

‘Mum’s a really strong woman and she’s far too determined to give up this fight,’ Jess said. 

Mick Murphy comforts his daughter Jess during a press conference in Ballarat West on Thursday

Samantha Murphy was caught on CCTV leaving her home on Sunday.

Samantha Murphy was caught on CCTV leaving her home on Sunday. 

‘I know she’s out there somewhere so if you could please continue to search for her… 

‘Mum we love you so much and we miss you. And we need you at home with us. Please come home soon.’

Ms Murphy, 51, had not been seen since she was leaving her home at Ballarat East at 7am on Sunday to go for a run in a state forest on the outskirts of the regional town, west of Melbourne.

Moments earlier, her father made an impassioned plea for information from the public that may assist in finding his wife. 

‘People just don’t vanish into thin air. Someone’s got to know something,’ he said.

‘Whether it be any little thing that you might think is relevant, just call the police and let them  know. It’ll give us a bit of peace of mind, some hope’. 

Mr Murphy said he was 

More to follow   

READ MORE: Mystifying clue about Samantha Murphys disappearance

READ MORE: Item found in search for Ballarat East mother

READ MORE: Family lash out at those trying to implicate them 

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