THE New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the disappearance of 44-year-old New Westminster resident Nirla Sharma, who went missing in the early hours of Monday, February 24.
“Investigators continue to review a significant amount of video footage, and have released a clip that shows Mrs. Sharma walking alone in the Queensborough Landing business area at 3:27 am,” said Sgt. Jeff Scott. “Earlier this week video footage which was believed to be Mrs. Sharma was shared widely, however, the New Westminster Police Department can confirm that footage was not of Mrs. Sharma. We are asking that anyone with dash-cam footage who was driving over the Queensborough bridge on February 24 between 3:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. to please come forward.”
Anyone with information into the whereabouts or disappearance of Nirla Sharma is asked to call the New Westminster Police tip line at 604-529-2430.
“As the days go by, we become more and more concerned for her well-being,” said Scott.
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 reports hearing the front door chime activate. Sharma typically arrived at work in Burnaby 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.