Mystery surrounds chilling final post of missing Melbourne hairdresser Dakota Lee Nagel

Mystery surrounds the chilling final post of hairdresser, 24, who vanished without a trace after night out clubbing – as friends reveal why they find it so ‘distressing’ and her family pleads for help

  • Desperate search for woman who went missing on night out enters second week
  • Dakota, 24, left her home to visit clubs with friends in Melbourne on January 8
  • She parted ways later in the day and has not been seen or heard from since
  • Chilling post shared on business Instagram page two days later sparks alarm 

A young popular hairdresser who mysteriously vanished while out with friends haven’t seen or heard from in a week as her last chilling Instagram post is revealed.

Dakota Lee Nagel, 24, left her Doncaster home in Melbourne‘s north-east at 2am on January 8 to visit several clubs and bars in Prahran and South Yarra.

She left her friends the following afternoon on Sunday and has not been in contact with any friends or loved ones since.

A police investigation was launched three days later on Wednesday when her mum reported her missing.

The Missing Persons Squad finally launched a public appeal on Sunday, a week after the hairdresser vanished without a trace.

A final Instagram post was uploaded on Ms Nagel’s hair extension business’ Instagram page of her family’s late dog dated Tuesday January 10, two days after she was last seen or heard from.

A desperate search for missing Melbourne woman Dakota Nagel has entered its second week

A desperate search for missing Melbourne woman Dakota Nagel has entered its second week

A photo of Ms Nagel's late family dog posted on her business Instagram on Tuesday has sparked concerns from family and friends

A photo of Ms Nagel’s late family dog posted on her business Instagram on Tuesday has sparked concerns from family and friends

 No caption was added to the uploaded photo.

The chilling post has been inundated with messages of Ms Nagel’s concerned friends begging her to come home.

‘Get home safe daks, Everyone wants to know your okay.  You’re loved by so many,’ one wrote.

Another friend added: ‘I hope you are safe Dakota. I have reported this image to Crime stoppers so hopefully they are able to track the location it was posted from.’

One follower suggested the post looked like a screenshot of the wallpaper of a locked phone.

One of Ms Nagel’s friends replied: ‘Yes, it is significant because she has been missing since the 8th and this is dated on the 10th.’

Dakota (pictured) was a hairdresser who ran Koda's Hair Extensions in South Yarra

Dakota (pictured) was a hairdresser who ran Koda’s Hair Extensions in South Yarra

Friends have commneted on Ms Nagel's final post pleading her to come home safe and sound

Friends have commneted on Ms Nagel’s final post pleading her to come home safe and sound

The final post was uploaded on and dated Tuesday January 10, two days after Dakota Nagel was last seen or heard from.

The final post was uploaded on and dated Tuesday January 10, two days after Dakota Nagel was last seen or heard from.

Friends, family and police hold grave concerns for Ms Nagel, whose disappearance is considered out of character. 

‘Our family are worried sick and her puggy fur-babies are distraught. She would not have left them this long,’ her aunt Anne-Maree Key wrote.

‘Her fur-kids are her life and mean as much to her as ours do. She’s also about to become an aunty and is so excited, so there’s no way she would miss it.

‘This is out of character for her to not contact someone.’

‘She has a wide circle of friends and often attends licensed venues in the Prahran area,’ police said.

‘At times friends will not hear from her for a day or two, however it is unusual for her not to have contacted anyone for this length of time.’

Missing hairdresser Dakota Nagel (pictured) adored her beloved fur babies

Missing hairdresser Dakota Nagel (pictured) adored her beloved fur babies

Ms Nagel was last seen wearing a hot pink crop top with a Playboy bunny logo on the front last Sunday, but it is believed that she may have changed clothes since this time.

She is believed to have been in the Prahran, South Yarra, CBD and Southbank areas since Janry 8, according to police.

Ms Nagel is 157cm tall, petite build and has blonde hair and blue/grey eyes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Ms Nagel was last seen wearing a hot pink crop top with a Playboy bunny logo on the front

Ms Nagel was last seen wearing a hot pink crop top with a Playboy bunny logo on the front

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