Concerns grow for missing mum last seen in shopping center lift at 3am a week ago

Police say they are “increasingly concerned” for the safety and welfare of mum-of-two Karen Stevenson, 42, who was last seen leaving her home in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, after midnight last Saturday

Police in North Lanarkshire, Scotland say they're
Police in North Lanarkshire, Scotland say they’re “increasingly concerned'” for the welfare of mum-of-two Karen Stevenson, who vanished last Saturday

Police are becoming “increasingly concerned” over the welfare of a mum-of-two who was last seen a week ago.

The two children of Karen Stevenson, 42, are “extremely upset” and want their mum to come home after she disappeared last Saturday, according to police.

Officers say Karen left the family home in Lairds Hill, Seafar, Cumbernauld in South Lanarkshire some time after midnight on February 19.

She walked towards the town center and was recorded on CCTV in a shopping center elevator at around 2.44am, the Daily Record reports.

Just 10 minutes later she was picked up outside Muirfield Community Centre.

No one has heard from or seen her since, police say, adding that they are becoming “increasingly concerned” for her welfare.

Karen left her home in Lairds Hill Seafar sometime after midnight last Saturday. She hasn’t been seen since

Officers spoke to locals in Cumbernauld a week on from her disappearance.

A total of 53 cars and 20 pedestrians were stopped in and around Fleming Road between 1am and 4am on Saturday in the hope of jogging people’s memories over Karen’s movements.

Sergeant Greig McKail said: “Karen’s family, including her two children, are extremely upset by her disappearance and just want to know she is safe and well and want her home as soon as possible.

“Extensive searches and inquiries have been carried out throughout the local area in an effort to trace her.

“These are continuing and we’ve been assisted by resources including specialist search advisors, and the dog unit.

Police have stopped a total of 53 cars and 20 pedestrians in the hopes of finding information about Karen’s whereabouts


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“Officers have also been carrying out house to house inquiries and checking CCTV.

“Karen always stays close to home and has never been missing before.”

Karen is described as being 5ft 1in, slim build, with long brown hair. She was wearing a purple parker-style jacket with a black fur-lined hood, a cream long-sleeve T-shirt, black leggings, and black ankle boots.

She also may be carrying a small pink handbag, with metal studs and a chain strap.

Sgt McKail added: “As time passes we’re growing extremely concerned for her safety and wellbeing.

“I know our concern is shared by locals, and I would continue to urge anyone who thinks they may have seen her to get in touch as soon as possible. Any information, no matter how small, could help find it.

“If you have seen Karen since Sat 19 February, or have any information that may be relevant to our investigation please call 101 with reference 3369 of 19 February.

“Karen, if you read this appeal, please contact your family or the police so we know you are safe and well.”

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