Press Release – New Zealand Police
Acting Sergeant Anthony Harmer, officer in charge of the search says 74 year old Edna Mae Cairns, known as ‘Mae’, was last seen at her Standen Street home on Monday evening.A search has resumed this morning for a missing Karori woman.
Acting Sergeant Anthony Harmer, officer in charge of the search says 74 year old Edna Mae Cairns, known as ‘Mae’, was last seen at her Standen Street home on Monday evening.
“We believe Mae has gone missing from her home address sometime yesterday morning. Police, Land Search and Rescue (Land SAR) and Karori Community Patrol members spent several hours searching the Karori Cemetery area for Mae until about midnight.”
Acting Sergeant Harmer says a search resumed again at 7am, and teams will re-search the Karori Cemetery over the course of the day, as well as conducting an urban search around the wider Karori area, including the Botanical Gardens.
“Mae is known to walk regularly in the Karori Cemetery area and is described as having an extremely small build. She was believed to be wearing a white top, blue jeans, and black shoes.”
He says Police have concerns for Mae’s wellbeing and urges anyone in the wider Karori area to check their properties and contact Police if they have seen Mae over the past 24 hours.
“We have distributed a large number of flyers and posters last night and this will continue today.”
Anyone who may have seen Mae or knows of her whereabouts is urged to contact Wellington Police on (04) 381 2000 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.