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£20,000 reward supplied for assist discovering lacking lady’s stays

Police are providing a reward of £20,000 for data which might assist get better the stays of a lacking 70-year-old lady.

Norma Girolami, from Highgate in north London, was final seen alive in August 2021.

The Metropolitan Police has stated she often travelled to Brent Cross to do her procuring utilizing public transport to make her means there. She was additionally a member at Archway Leisure Centre.

Norma was reported lacking on September 20 final yr (Metropolitan Police/PA)

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The power added that she favored to go to Leigh-on-Sea and made a visit there on Thursday, August 19 2021. She took the prepare from Barking and returned to London later that day.

All communication from Norma stopped that night.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn, main the investigation, stated: “Since 19 August 2021, there was no communication from Norma and no proof, or indication, that she remains to be alive. For these causes now we have to conclude that there’s sadly little question Norma is lifeless.

“Did you meet with Norma in London, on the leisure centre or in Leigh-On-Sea? You’ll have data that would assist carry Norma’s household the solutions that they so desperately want.

“We’re conscious of the chance that her physique might have been buried in a neighborhood house or a graveyard.

“Did you see something uncommon within the days following 19 August 2021, maybe involving a gray colored Kia Niro automotive that now we have appealed for beforehand?

“When you noticed one thing that appeared odd to you, regardless of how insignificant it might appear please do give us a name and share what you noticed.”

Pia Graham, Norma’s cousin stated: “It’s now a yr since Norma went lacking and there’s nonetheless no signal of the place she is likely to be, regardless that the police have been working tirelessly to attempt to discover her.

“A variety of us in Norma’s household, and her mates, already challenged by each day life, whether or not it’s as a result of poor well being, getting older, or simply tough circumstances, have now needed to face this bewildering and painful lack of a cherished one who simply appears to have vanished and apparently with none clue as to how this occurred.

We don’t really feel we are able to also have a church service for Norma whereas she remains to be lacking. The entire scenario is heart-breaking, as a lot as it’s stunning

Pia Graham, Norma’s cousin

“Our connection to Norma has immediately been severed. No extra cheery emails or humorous texts from her to brighten our days. No extra rigorously chosen playing cards to commemorate anniversaries, or uplifting messages – Norma actually had a means with phrases. The individual all of us cherished has simply gone.

“And we don’t really feel we are able to also have a church service for Norma whereas she remains to be lacking. The entire scenario is heart-breaking, as a lot as it’s stunning.

“My cousin was a life-affirming, loving, type and considerate 70-year-old woman who would by no means have left us within the lurch, and we are able to solely think about in nightmarish ideas of what might have occurred to her.

“So, please, please, as now we have requested up to now, in case you suppose you noticed the girl in these pictures on or round August 19-20 final yr, and regardless of how imprecise your recollection, get in contact with the police and allow them to know. Thanks.”

A person was charged along with her homicide in October 2021. He’s at present in custody awaiting trial.

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