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Over 1,000 join search for missing woman

Over 1,000 join search for missing woman

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Over 1,000 join search for missing woman

Wednesday 29 July 2020


More than 1,400 islanders have joined a Facebook group aiming to find 65-year-old Elizabeth McDougall, who has been missing since Sunday.

‘The Search for Liz McDougall’ group was created on Monday.

The 65-year-old was last seen around 17:00 on Sunday (26 July) around the Queen’s Valley end of Route de la Hougue Bie.

She is described as “slim, approx. 5’4 tall, with grey hair, styled in a bob” and it is believed she was wearing grey clothing with a green Parker style jacket at the time of her disappearance.

An air search using an infrared camera was launched in the early hours of Monday morning, but was unable to locate her.

Police are continuing their search with the help of four different authorities – the Honorary Police, Jersey Fire and Rescue, Search and Rescue and Jersey Water - and have appointed a specific Police Search Advisor to manage efforts.

Yesterday, the force appealed to islanders for dash-cam footage from anyone driving in the area at the time.

Officers also asked anyone with private CCTV in or around the area to get in touch.

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Pictured: An air search using an infrared camera was launched in the early hours of Monday morning, but was unable to locate Mrs McDougall.

Meanwhile, islanders have also been searching the area Mrs McDougall was last seen, as well as further afield.

Members of the Facebook group have been sharing posts updating each other on which areas have been searched. 

Those with drones have also offered their help, flying their devices around Queen’s Valley to help locate Mrs McDougall. 

The team behind the group urged islanders to check their properties and land, including any outhouses, as well as CCTV if they live near the area.

Earlier today, the group's admin, Joe McDougall, shared a post sending “ a massive thank you to everyone for their efforts”.

“Sadly another day has passed without finding Liz but with the amount of support and effort recieved it won't be much longer.

"Thank you all.” 

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