The family of Sara Zelenak, the 21-year-old Brisbane woman still missing in London after Saturday’s horrific van and knife terror attack, say they’re preparing for the worst.
Zelenak, who has worked as a nanny in the UK for three months, was on London Bridge at the time of the incident. She was separated from a friend who tried calling her afterwards, but did not respond.
Speaking to 9 News last night, Zelenak’s aunt Tara said “the family is trying to keep it together but bracing for the worst obviously.”
She described her niece as “one of those people that doesn’t drink, doesn’t do drugs, doesn’t do anything wrong.”
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Concerns for her wellbeing grew when she did not respond to messages hours after the attack. Zelenak, who is understood to keep in close contact with family in Australia, last spoke to her mother on Friday about a planned reunion in France.
It is understood the Australian consulate is involved in efforts to locate Zelenak, and a fundraising page has collected over $15,000 in order for Zelenak’s parents to travel to London to assist in the process.
28-year-old South Australian woman Kirsty Boden has been confirmed as a victim of the attack.
Bowden, Zelenak, and the two Australians recovering from stab wounds after the incident are the four individuals Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the government had “real concerns” for.
Seven people were killed and 48 were wounded during the incident.
Source: News.com.au / The Age.
Photo: Liv Cootes / Facebook.