THE New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old New Westminster resident Nirla Sharma.
Sharma was last seen at her residence located in the 300-block of Lawrence Street in New Westminster on February 23 at 9 p.m. Sharma was wearing pink pajamas with a pink T-shirt and had gone to bed. At approximately 4 a.m. on February 24, a family member reported hearing the front door chime activate. Sharma typically arrives at work in Vancouver at approximately 6:30 a.m., but she did not attend work that morning.
Sharma is described as a South Asian female, standing 5’3”, with a slim build, weighing approximately 138 lbs, with a medium complexion, short black hair, and brown eyes.
Sharma has a tattoo on her left arm of an OM symbol, and tattoos of a crown on her right wrist, a rose on her tailbone and a design on her left ankle. She was last seen wearing pajamas; however, she may be wearing a black jacket with a hood and orange Nike shoes.
“We are very concerned for Mrs. Sharma because she has not shown up for work, and there are no obvious reasons why she left at 4 a.m. She left without telling anyone, and did not take any of her personal belongings, which is out of character for her,” said Sgt. Jeff Scott. “We are asking for the public’s help to locate her so that we can ensure her well-being.”
The NWPD Major Crime Unit is actively investigating to locate Sharma’s whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to call NWPD at 604-525-5411 or if she is seen to call 9-1-1.