POLICE believe a Central Coast woman who disappeared in suspicious circumstances three months ago may have been on her way to the Hunter.

Leisl Smith, 23, has not been seen since leaving her Wallarah home in her Honda Accord on Sunday, August 19.

She was reported missing by concerned family members when she failed to return home and her car was later found abandoned at the Tuggerah railway station carpark.

Strike Force Wehl has been formed to investigate the disappearance and have confirmed that Ms Smith has not used her mobile phone and her bank accounts have not been accessed.

It is thought she might have travelled to the Hunter or New England towns of Tamworth or Armidale.

Police have confirmed they are treating her disappearance as suspicious.

“Leisl’s disappearance is very much out of character and police and her loved ones are extremely concerned for her welfare,” said Tuggerah Lakes crime manager, Detective Inspector Dave Waddell, said.

“Leisl is an animal lover and her horse gave birth to a foal in late August. She was very excited about the impending birth and the fact that she missed the event is worrying.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who might have seen or heard from Leisl in the last few months.

‘‘In particular, if anyone in the Hunter or Tamworth/Armidale areas has seen Leisl or a woman matching her description, we’d ask them to come forward,” he said.

Information should be forwarded to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Missing woman Leisl Smith.