British backpacker, 23, vanishes in Guatemala, family issues desperate plea

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Catherine Shaw, who's 23 and from Witney, hasn't been seen since 4 March.

Friends have launched a social media campaign aided by the Lucie Blackman Trust in Britain - a charity set up to help the families of Britons missing overseas.

A hand drum, known as a hang, previously reported to be in Ms Shaw's possession, was left behind and has been located, and she did not have a guitar with her when she left, the trust added.

Fears were growing last night for a young British woman who has been missing for almost a week in Guatemala.

Ms Shaw had been travelling in the central American country for two weeks with a friend.

He added: "We need you; your friends, your family are all really anxious about you".

Authorities are searching for a 23-year-old British backpacker who vanished in Guatemala after she was last seen leaving a hotel early Tuesday morning. It's very sad what's happened but we're hopeful Catherine can be found'.

Pal Paco Patchouli, issued a desperate appeal on social media.

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Police said she told them that "Patterson made it clear that nobody was to know she was there or bad things would happen to her". KARE 11 reported that Patterson claimed he'd never confided in anyone about his crimes and swore his family was unaware.

"She has always been really good about keeping in touch and informing us of her whereabouts and activities", they added.

Over the weekend Guatemalan police, locals and Britons in the country went to the peak of the Indian Nose hiking trail, where the puppy was found.

"We are extremely anxious about Catherine and we hope she is found as soon as possible".

The Lucie Blackman Trust said Shaw had left the Eco Hotel in Mayachik, near San Pedro and San Juan, on 5 March at 1.37am, but then returned at 3.19am.

A Facebook appeal page said she left the accommodation with a puppy, which was found at the summit of a nearby mountain which is popular with hikers.

"She has no belongings with her, passport, money or mobile phone".

The Foreign Office confirmed that it is supporting the family.

Calls to the family home, where Catherine's mother Anne and sister Jenny live, were referred to the Lucie Blackman Trust.

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