Residents asked to check sheds for disoriented Auckland woman as search enters second day

Police are appealing for sightings of a missing Auckland woman who has not been seen for more than 24 hours.

Michelle Simpson was last seen walking along Wairere Road in Waitakere - between Caton and Gregory Road - around 11.30am yesterday.

She is 50 years old, approximately 5 feet tall with short brown hair and is likely to be confused and disorientated, authorities said.

Inspector Bruce O’Brien said police have undertaken a wide ground search of the area, which includes dense bush, as well as an aerial search. 

"We are urging residents in the neighbourhood to please ensure they check their sheds, backyards or any area where someone may seek shelter," he said.

"We also ask residents in the vicinity of Wairere Road, Caton Road, Gregory Road or Duffy Road to check their security camera footage or dash cam footage if they were driving in the area between 11am – 2pm yesterday."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by phoning 111.

Michelle Simpson. Source: NZ Police

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