Family’s plea: ‘Help to find missing Lisa’
£10k reward on offer in search for woman who was last seen seven years ago
21 February, 2020 — By Samantha Booth
Mother-of-three Lisa Pour has been missing since January 16 2013
THE children of a missing woman say there’s “not one day we don’t think about her” as they plead for any help to find their mother.
Lisa Pour, a mother-of-three who grew up in Queen’s Park, has not been seen or heard from since January 16 2013.
This week her family have announced a £10,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with significant information that leads to police finding out about the circumstances of her disappearance. Police said they “cannot rule out” that Lisa may have come to some harm, but it is one of a number of possibilities.
Her children Lauren, 22, and Jack Saffery, 20, said: “These past seven years without our mother have really affected the family. She is a light that is missing in our lives and there’s not one day we don’t think about her. It would mean the world to us if one day we’ll be able to see our mother again. Every day that goes by we miss her and it is upsetting that we may not be able to see her again. Please help find our mother.”
Lisa’s mother Linda Pour, 73, added: “For seven years I’ve not believed my daughter has died. I always believe I’ll see her one day and I’ll put my arms around her and give her a kiss. She was the most wonderful loving child. I miss her every day.”
Lisa who would now be 48 years old, was last seen by a probation officer on the afternoon of her disappearance and was said to have seemed well. She had never gone missing before. Lisa was around 5ft 2ins tall and of slim build, with dark hair at the time of her disappearance. She was known to visit Brent and Camden.
Detective Constable Zanne Kriel-Hartley from the North West BCU missing persons team, leading the investigation, said: “Lisa’s lifestyle was turbulent and she was dealing with drug addiction at the time she disappeared. But she is a daughter and mother who is sorely missed by her family and they understandably want to know the circumstances around her sudden disappearance. Our inquiries have so far not brought us any closer to finding out where Lisa is or what happened to cause her disappearance. Her long-suffering parents, children and relatives continue to live in hope that she will make contact with them one day.
“We cannot rule out that Lisa may have come to some harm, but this is just one of a number of possibilities that we continue to explore and investigate.
“This is still very much an active inquiry but we need information from people who knew and saw Lisa close to the time of her disappearance.
“It is more than seven years since Lisa went missing and it has been a very distressing time for Lisa’s family. If you have any information that could help the investigation, tell police what you know. It could bring us a step closer to tracing her.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting Op Faline or confidentially through Missing People on 116 000. The reward being offered by a member of Lisa’s family is independent of the Metropolitan Police Service and would be paid entirely at the family’s discretion, the MPS said.