Authorities in Scotland are looking for missing woman Kirsty Aitchison, who vanished after a weekend event with the Scotland Deaf Booze Crew. Over the past handful of days, police have tried retracing the missing woman’s steps, and the Sunday Herald reports that several of the woman’s deaf friends have also joined the search for her.
What happened to this missing woman? As of right now, it’s a mystery as to what happened to Kirsty Aitchison. The 30-year-old mother of four was last seen at approximately 3:00 a.m., Sunday morning, while attending an event at the Campus Bar on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Authorities have provided a photograph of the woman, which was taken on the very last night that she was seen.
The Daily Mail has revealed disturbing information in the disappearance of Kirsty Aitchison. Apparently, CCTV footage has shown the woman walking barefooted near a riverbank, shortly after she was seen arguing with another woman. Meanwhile, her loved ones say it’s “completely out of character” for her to vanish without getting in touch with them. It has now been three days since anyone has seen or heard from Aitchison, since she argued with an unnamed woman and wandered away barefooted. Could this missing woman have fallen victim to some kind of foul play, or did she end up harmed by accident? At this point, it’s hard for authorities to determine what may have happened to her.
Concern is growing for the safety of Kirsty Aitchison who was last spotted walking near the River Clyde in Gl… https://t.co/pTuA553Se2
— Elexonic (@Elexonic) June 15, 2016
Police in Glasgow are appealing to the public for help in locating the missing Scottish woman. In particular, authorities have issued an appeal in sign language, in order to appeal to the deaf community for assistance in the search. Kirsty Aitchison is described as having “minimal speech” capabilities, but knows sign language. The deaf woman’s phone has reportedly not been working since her disappearance as well, which has led her loved ones even further worried since her mysterious disappearance.
Over the course of the past three days, detectives have searched the home inhabited by missing woman Kirsty Aitchison. However, no reports have clarified on whether or not any items of interest have been uncovered during the search. What has been confirmed is that 10 officers have been seen arriving at the home of the missing Glasgow woman.
Kirsty Aitchison is described as a white female. She is thin, of average height, and has long brown hair. At the time of her disappearance, she was reportedly wearing a black top with a cream-colored skirt and black sandals. CCTV footage showed her carrying the shoes while she was “walking with purpose” away from Argyle Street toward the River Clyde. If you believe you’ve seen this missing woman, or you may have information pertaining to her disappearance, please do not hesitate to contact the authorities immediately.
cannot get that missing girl Kirsty Aitchison out of my head, people can’t just disappear, someone knows something!
— ☮ Amy (@mynamesamy_) June 14, 2016
While authorities appeal to the public in the search for Kirsty, her loved ones are holding on to hope that she will be located safe and alive. Meanwhile, police have declared that they have no reason to believe that Kirsty got into a taxi or other vehicle the night she vanished, indicating that they believe she is still on foot somewhere. Due to her limited speech and inability to hear, they fear that she may not be able to convey that she needs help if she does come across anyone while missing.
[Photos via Kirsty Aitchison’s public Facebook profile]