Elderly woman missing
Police are seeking the
assistance of media and the public in the search for a 76
year old woman who is missing in the Hamilton City
She wandered from the Beerescourt area of Hamilton
and has been missing since 10 am today.
The woman is
described as being Maori, about 5ft 3 (157 cms) tall, slim
build, short grey hair.
She was last seen wearing a
red jersey and black track pants. She may have a black cap
and may be wearing glasses.
She frequently walks long
distances and likes to pick flowers.
Police Search and
rescue teams have been activated at Hamilton in an effort to
Fears for her safety are growing as night
approaches and anyone who has seen this lady is asked to
call the Police without
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