Police are investigating a potential sighting of a missing mum-of-two who disappeared from her hometown of Cumbernauld nearly three weeks ago.
Karen Stevenson, 42, was last seen in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, February 19.
Police have received a report that a woman, wearing a purple, black fur-hooded jacket was walking on the pathway that backs onto Darroch Way between 4.15am and 4.25am that morning.
As the woman in the purple jacket made her way through the underpass, which goes under Seafar Road, she passed another woman walking in the opposite direction. There was no interaction between them, police said.
Detectives believe this is a potential sighting of Ms Stevenson, and are keen to establish who the lady in the purple jacket is.
Inspector Susan Rae said: “We need to confirm if this was Karen or if it was another woman, perhaps on her way to work or heading home.
“If you were in the underpass between 4.15am and 4.25am on Saturday morning, wearing a purple, black fur-hooded jacket, please contact us.
“It’s vital we verify if this potential sighting was Karen or if we can rule it out as part of our ongoing enquiries to locate Karen.”
Ms Stevenson, a mother of two, is described as being 5ft 1in, of slim build, with long, brown hair. Police said she was wearing a purple hooded jacket with a fur-lined hood, a cream long-sleeved t-shirt with a graphic design, black leggings and black ankle boots.
She may also be carrying a small pink handbag, with metal studs and a chain strap.
The last sighting of Ms Stevenson was on Seafar Road at around 3.15am on Saturday, February 19.
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3369 of February 19.
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