A desperate search is underway for a 13-year-old girl who has been missing for three days after failing to meet her mum after dance camp.
Layla De Jesus was last seen on January 22 at 7.30pm leaving a dance studio in Cronulla in Sydney's south.
Police mysteriously said that while the girl's mother 'had spoken to her about being picked up' from the camp, the 'arrangement fell through'.
Layla De Jesus (pictured) was last seen on January 22 about 7.30pm leaving a dance studio in Cronulla in Sydney's south, when she was supposed to get a lift home
Layla's distressed mother alerted police on January 24 as police launched a search for the young girl.
Both police and Layla's family hold grave concerns for her welfare.
She is described as being of Mediterranean appearance, olive skin, thin build, 160cm to 165cm tall, brown eyes.
Layla is known to frequent the Cronulla and Miranda areas.
Anyone who may have seen Layla or has information on her whereabouts is urged to contact Sutherland Shire police on 9542 0899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Layla is known to frequent the Cronulla and Miranda areas (pictured: Cronulla beach coastline)