Missing NDG woman found by police
Published Saturday, June 23, 2012 12:46PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, June 23, 2012 12:47PM EDT
A woman who went missing from Notre-Dame-de-Grace last week has been found.
Paula Stewart, 44, disappeared Thursday, June 14, after leaving a note for her mother in her apartment near Cavendish Blvd. and Sherbrooke St., telling her she was going for a walk.
She never returned.
"It's not like her at all," said her sister, Sylvia. Her distraught mother had begun sleeping at Paula's apartment in case of her return.
On Friday night, Sylvia Stewart informed CTV Montreal that her sister Paula had been found by police in NDG near Beaconsfield Ave. and Sherbrooke following a report by CTV Montreal's Camille Ross.
Paula, who is a frail, thin woman, was found sunburned and dehydrated, and may have been overcome by the heat during the soaring temperatures the last few days.
She may have neglected to take medication for a thyroid condition, her family said upon her disappearance.
Police had been in touch with the family, but had not filed a missing persons report due to her being spotted Tuesday by a friend at Place Alexis Nihon, and her PIN being used at a Nickels restaurant on Wednesday at midnight.