Thursday, December 7, 2023

Search for missing 78-year-old continues

Queensland Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for a 78-year-old Toowong woman, who has now been missing for more than a week.

Lesley Trotter (pictured) last spoke to family at approximately 11am on Monday, March 27th, and has not been heard from since.

Police and family hold serious concerns for her welfare as they say her disappearance is out of character.

A search and rescue operation was launched last week, with police and State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers searching various trails across Mt Coot-tha and Toowong.

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

Acting Inspector Michael Butler said every effort was being made in an attempt to find Lesley.

“We hold significant concerns for her safety,” Acting Inspector Butler said.

“Several resources have been deployed, including specialised land-based search assets from Queensland Police, State Emergency Service and other organisations, in an earnest effort to locate her.”

“We’re asking members of the public, particularly those in the Toowong area and surrounds, to be vigilant and report any information to police.”

Lesley is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 162cm tall with an athletic build, short blonde hair and blue eyes.

Police appeal to anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to immediately come forward.

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