Disabled woman missing

Last updated 23:04 04/03/2014
Missing woman Tracy Walsh
MISSING: Tracy Walsh.

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A disabled 52-year-old woman has been missing since lunchtime on Monday.

Wellington police say they are "concerned for the welfare" of Tracy Walsh, who is prone to seizures, has a speech impediment and needs a cane to walk.

She was last seen at the Rest Home Care facility at Laura Fergusson Trust in Naenae on Monday. She left around 12.30pm and has not been seen since.

A note found in her room said she could be heading to Shannon, Levin or Raumati, but she is not believed to have any friends or family there.

Ms Walsh was described as "very independent" and could catch public transport easily. However, she did not know the area well and has not had seizure medication for the last two days.

When she was last seen she was wearing black tights and carrying a blue and grey rucksack. She has shoulder-length blonde hair.

Police said they were concerned for Ms Walsh because of the storm and were anxious to trace her.

Anyone who knew her whereabouts should report to the nearest police station.

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