CCTV emerges of missing woman with Down Syndrome hours after last sighting
The family of a Dublin woman who has Down Syndrome and has been missing from her home since Friday are now seriously concerned for her welfare and urging the public to help look for her.
Karen Scott (43) left her home on Barnamore Grove, Finglas in north Dublin, at approximately 3.30pm on Friday.
However, CCTV footage recorded at a shop near Berkeley Road in Dublin 7 shows she visited there later that evening.
There are also unconfirmed reports that she may have looked for money from customers in the nearby Delahunty’s Pub and at the Mater Hospital.
In the CCTV footage Karen appears to be pulling a small suitcase with a handle and wheels behind her.
“Karen is very independent and knows her bus routes and everything and she has gone out before on her own but has always come back that night. This time it is different,” her worried mother Kathleen told Independent.ie today.
“She has been away three days now and we are very concerned for her. There have been no sightings since Friday,” she added.
“I had been up in Finglas village with her doing some shopping earlier and when we got home she said she was going upstairs for a lie down.
“I dozed off on the couch myself for a while and when I woke up she was gone,” Kathleen explained.
Today a group of friends and neighbours organised a leaflet drop in the area to spread the word that Karen is missing.
“We need to get her picture out in circulation so that everyone knows what Karen looks like. Everyone is very concerned for her,” said one neighbour.
Searches are also taking place in the city centre near where Karen was last seen in the hope that she might be found.
Gardaí in Finglas have renewed their appeal to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Karen.
She is described as approximately 5’ 4’’ tall and of medium build with blue eyes and short blonde hair. When last seen she was wearing white runners, a peach coloured hooded top and black jeans.
Anyone who has seen Karen or who can assist in locating her is asked to contact Finglas Garda Station on 01 6667500 or any Garda Station.