A reminder that Mrs Gaida Coote is still missing and Police are still searching for her whereabouts. If you have any information, Police are urging you to contact them via Crime Stoppers.
Speaking to the NSW Police today, they said “Gaida Coote is still missing and investigators are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry in an effort to determine what has happened to her.”
It’s believed Mrs Gaida Coote drove to the Ku-Ring-Gai Wildflower Garden at St Ives about 9am on Wednesday 3 December 2014 and she has not been seen since.
Police from Kuring-Gai Local Area Command were alerted on Friday 5 December 2014 that Mrs Coote had not returned home and her car was found in the car park a short time later.
A search was initiated involving local police on foot – assisted by the Police Dog Unit – and continued until 8pm when it was suspended due to deteriorating weather conditions.
The search resumed about 8am the following day and involved local police, Police Rescue, the Police Dog Unit, the police airwing PolAir, as well as more than 20 volunteers from the local State Emergency Service (SES).
Mrs Coote is described as being of Caucasian appearance with a thin build and short wavy grey hair. It is not known what she was wearing on the day she went missing.
A police forward command post which had been established in the car park of the Gardens off Mona Vale Road at St Ives has been removed.
Anyone with information about Mrs Coote’s whereabouts, or who may have seen her the morning of Wednesday 3 December, is urged to call Crime Stoppers immediately.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.