(PHOTO: Police search for missing person Nelliya Karbisheva in the Jackson Trails area on Tuesday. Photo by Connor Boudreau.)
UPDATES, May 24:
– Volunteers have set up a Facebook page: “Help find Nelliya”
– Volunteers are organizing a search party on Wednesday evening at 6pm starting at the RONA parking lot on Hazeldean Road. Searchers will head out in groups of two. For more info call 613-581-6297.
Neighbours report that police were called to help in a similar situation last April when the woman went missing.
– The Ottawa Citizen reports:
Nelliya Karbisheva, who police say has a form of dementia, was reported seen around 10:30 p.m. Sunday leaving the Queensway Carleton Hospital on foot, walking toward Baseline Road.
The hospital is about 10 kilometres from Stittsville, where she lives.
According to Cara Salci, a spokeswoman for the hospital, Karbisheva was not a patient at the hospital. She was there for reasons other than treatment. Hospital staff are working with Ottawa police to help provide any information they can about the visitor, including providing security footage of her while she was at the hospital. Salci also said an email has been circulated to hospital staff, alerting them to be on the lookout in case Karbisheva returns at some point.
UPDATE (Tuesday morning): Police continue to search in Stittsville for Nelliya Karbisheva, who was last seen within the 300 block of Horseshoe Crescent in Jackson Trails on Sunday around noon. A police search team is covering several areas near Jackson Trails including the wooded area north of the community, and neighbourhoods along Hazeldean Road. Anyone with information is asked to contact the on Ottawa Police Services Missing Person Section at 613-236-1222 (3726) or the Duty Patrol Staff Sergeant’s Desk at 613-236-1222 (2912).
UPDATE (Monday evening): Police are searching backyards and public areas in Jackson Trails this evening.
Police say she left her home with the dog around noon Sunday and ended up at the Queensway Carleton hospital at around 10:30 p.m. the same day.
Staff Sgt. Glenn Wasson tells CTV Ottawa they believe she walked the 12 kilometre distance herself.
“Often times people set out and from what I understand she’s an avid walker,” he says. “It is far, absolutely, but it’s not unreasonable to think she may have travelled that far by foot.”
Sgt. Wasson says Karbisheva suffers from dementia and there are concerns for her safety.
“As I understand it, she does have a jacket on. She is an avid walker so I believe she is physically fit under normal circumstances,” she says. “However after 24 hours, and it wasn’t a particularly warm night . . . our concerns would heighten.”
UPDATE: Ms. Karbisheva was last seen at approx 10:30pm Sunday leaving the Queensway Carleton Hospital on foot walking towards Baseline Road.
UPDATE: Ottawa Police continue to search for the missing elderly female, Ms Karbisheva, who was walking her dog at the time she went missing. The small white poodle she was walking is shown in the pictures appended below.
(via Ottawa Police)
The Ottawa Police Service is seeking the assistance from the public in locating a missing 82 year old female by the name of Nelliya Karbisheva. Ms. Karbisheva was last seen within the 300 block of Horseshoe Crescent in Stittsville (Jackson Trails area) around noon time Sunday.
Ms. Karbisheva is described as a white female who is 5’2″ tall, medium build with short salt and pepper hair last seen wearing brown shorts and a rose or pink hat and blue jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the on Ottawa Police Services Missing Person Section at 613-236-1222 (3726) or the Duty Patrol Staff Sergeant’s Desk at 613-236-1222 (2912).