Police update 1: Missing woman, Gap

Police have released CCTV stills in an urgent appeal for public assistance as a search operation is launched for missing 78-year-old woman Wendy Smith at The Gap.

Wendy went missing from a Lahore Street property at approximately 9pm on Thursday, February 2, and has not been seen or heard from since.

Family and police hold serious concerns for Wendy’s welfare, as her disappearance is out of character.

Police and State Emergency Service volunteers have this morning searched bushland and creek areas in The Gap, but no sign of Wendy was located.

The operation included SES volunteers on the ground, as well as support from police ATVs, and ground crews.

PolAir also assisted with search efforts overnight.

Police have released CCTV images of Wendy at a business on Glenquarie Place at The Gap at approximately 3:40pm on Thursday, February 2.

Investigations indicate Wendy travelled to Lahore Street from this location, and was last seen there at approximately 9pm, when it is believed Wendy left the address on foot.

Residents within The Gap and surrounding areas are urged to review their CCTV or dashcam footage from Thursday night, and to check their properties.

Wendy is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 170cm tall with a heavy build, short light brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information about Wendy’s whereabouts is urged to immediately contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Quote this reference number: QP2300197337

Earlier media release: https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/news/2023/02/03/missing-woman-the-gap/

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