New Westminster Police are seeking assistance from the public to help locate a 44-year-old missing woman.
According to police, Nirla Sharma was last seen in her home in the 300 block of Lawrence Street in New West on February 23 at 9 pm.
“Mrs. Sharma was wearing pink pyjamas with a pink T-shirt and had gone to bed,” said a release from New West PD.
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“At approximately 4 am on February 24, a family member reports hearing the front door chime activate. Mrs. Sharma typically arrives at work in Vancouver at approximately 6:30 am, but she did not attend work that morning.”
Sharma is described as a South Asian female, standing 5’3”, with a slim build weighing approximately 138 lbs. She has a medium complexion, short black hair, and brown eyes.
Police say Sharma was last seen wearing pyjamas, but she may be wearing a black jacket with a hood and orange Nike shoes.
Sharma has a tattoo on her left arm of an OM symbol and tattoos of a crown on her right wrist, a rose on her tailbone, and a design on her left ankle.
“We are very concerned for Mrs. Sharma because she has not shown up for work, and there are no obvious reasons why she left at 4 am. She left without telling anyone, and did not take any of her personal belongings, which is out of character for her,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott.
“We are asking for the public’s help to locate her so that we can ensure her well-being.”
The NWPD Major Crime Unit is actively investigating to locate Sharma’s whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to call NWPD or 911 if she is seen.