Police update 1: Missing woman, Toowong

Police are continuing to search for missing 78-year-old woman Lesley Trotter from Toowong and have now entered day three of a search and rescue operation.

Lesley last spoke to family at approximately 11am on Monday, March 27.

Family visited her Maryvale Street address at approximately 11am on Tuesday, March 28, and found she was not home and has not contacted anyone since.

Police and family hold serious concerns for her welfare as her disappearance is out of character and her mobile phone and wallet were left behind.

Lesley is an active hiker and bushwalker, with investigations leading police to identify Mt Coot-tha as an area of interest.

Police and State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers on Thursday began searching various trails. The search continued Friday and re-commenced this morning with trail bikes and specialist water police also searching the Brisbane River.

Police ask other bushwalkers and residents at Mt Coot-tha and Toowong to keep a lookout for any possible signs or sightings of Lesley.

Lesley is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 162cm tall with an athletic build, short blonde hair and blue eyes. She may be travelling with a dark coloured backpack (pictured) or may have left behind.

Police appeal to anyone with information regarding her whereabouts 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.

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