Toyota Prado found in remote Queensland six weeks after Tea Wright-Finger vanished

Mystery as teenager’s car is found deep in the Australian outback after she vanished without a trace six weeks ago

  • Abandoned blue Toyota Prado found in remote bushland in search for Qld teen
  • Tea Wright-Finger last seen October 16 near Richmond in outback north Qld
  • Police found the vehicle she was last seen with near Richmond on Wednesday
  • Ms Wright-Finger, 19, is still missing as the six week search continues

A 4WD linked to a teen missing in the remote outback has been found six weeks after she vanished without a trace.

Tea Wright-Finger, 19, was dropped off by a friend at a 2013 blue Toyota Prado near Richmond 500km west of Townsville in Queensland on October 16 and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

An extensive land and air search in scrub and bushland spanning thousands of kilometres was launched before it was scaled back after nine days.

The Toyota Prado was reported stolen from Proserpine on October 14, two days before Ms Wright disappeared.

Police found the vehicle in remote bushland near Richmond on Wednesday.

Tea Wright-Finger remains missing, six weeks after she vanished on October 16

Tea Wright-Finger remains missing, six weeks after she vanished on October 16

Investigators are currently travelling to the scene.

Ms Wright-Finger remains missing.

Detectives recently ramped up when fresh CCTV was released in the hope it would jog the memory of any witnesses.

The footage showed Ms Wright-Finger wandering around a Richmond roadhouse on October 16 in the hours before she vanished.

The CCTV captured the teen wearing a light pink and purple dress and a pair of Birkenstock sandals before she paid for a bottle of juice at the counter.

Ms Wright-Finger appeared to be looking over her shoulder at various points in the CCTV before she walked out of the petrol station, never to be seen again.

Her mum Traci Wright issued a frantic plea when the CCTV was released a month after she vanished.

The 2013 blue Toyota Prado Ms Wright-Finger was travelling in was found on Wednesday

The 2013 blue Toyota Prado Ms Wright-Finger was travelling in was found on Wednesday

‘If someone has seen Téa or knows anything please call the police or myself,’ she posted.

Several days days earlier, Ms Wright thanked friends and family who been in touch and helped spread word about the search for Téa

‘This has helped me so much to cope, as I don’t feel alone, and everyone is helping carry the pain,’ Mr Wright wrote.

‘I honestly do not believe I would be coping if I did not have all my family, friends and people I have never met offering there love, support, prayers, positive thoughts.

One of the teenager’s most recent posts was on her 19th birthday where she detailed the lessons she had learnt so far in life, including the ominous warning that: ‘It’s okay to feel lost sometimes’.

‘Always take risks in life, you never know when it’s going to end,’ she says in the clip.

‘You always have to work hard to get what you want, no one is going to hand it to you. If people want you in their life, they will make time for you.’

Ms Wright-Finger was captured on CCTV wandering around a Richmond roadhouse on October 16 in the hours before she vanished

Ms Wright-Finger was captured on CCTV wandering around a Richmond roadhouse on October 16 in the hours before she vanished

The teenager posted a series of TikTok videos that give a glimpse into her past including one where she revealed the 'life lessons' she had learnt in her 19 years (pictured)

The teenager posted a series of TikTok videos that give a glimpse into her past including one where she revealed the ‘life lessons’ she had learnt in her 19 years (pictured)

Another TikTok video posted before Tea vanished revealed her pain and anguish at the loss of loved one in a touching tribute video.

She combined clips of the young man joking around with mates and an apparent memorial service where friends and families released balloons in his memory.

Ms Wright-Finger is described as Caucasian, about 180cm tall, with a medium build and blonde-light brown hair.

Tracy Wright (left) is desperate for answers as the search for her daughter (right) continues

Tracy Wright (left) is desperate for answers as the search for her daughter (right) continues

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